Reports are out claiming that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger felt they showed the necessary “mentality” after their 1-0 win over Newcastle United.
The Gunners were outplayed by a side looking to move out of the relegation zone but secured what could yet prove to be a vital 1-0 win when Laurent Koscielny turned home from close-range with a little more than 15 minutes remaining.
“It was a difficult game against a good Newcastle side,” Wenger said.
“Our legs were a little bit heavy today, overall we were tested against a team that has a lot of technical quality.
“You have to say “let’s stick together and try and win the game if we can, the mental aspect of our game was tested today.
“Not to drop points when you play like we did today is important. It helps the team as well, we will go through the season with moments where we don’t play well and memories of doing that before helps you hang on some times.
“I know that when you are capable of winning when you don’t play well, that shows a mental aspect of your team that will be very important in moments that will be difficult.”