Barclays Premier League
Saturday, January 01, 2011, 17:30
Arsene Wenger praised the "Grace Under Pressure" Arsenal, Birmingham on Saturday.
The visitors took the lead thanks to depart from Robin van Persie free kick after 13 minutes but not to kill the game in the second half through Samir Nasri and purpose opportunist strike from Roger Johnson.
But it was not the quality or even number of goals that impressed Wenger has had the courage to produce football in difficult situations.
"It takes a kind of courage to put the ball down and play," Wenger said. "It's always the most important and why I was so happy Saturday.
"We always try to play. Sometimes, we lose the ball, but we tried. Even under pressure.
"After the match, Chelsea were the team high, because we have this burden of the road. But when we returned so quickly lost two points against Wigan. But I'm happy to be back soon.
"This group could see the positive impact of the victory of Chelsea. He was there for all to see Saturday. You can see that we have confidence in our fight today. That is what will the title race very interesting. "