Wenger hails 'ton-up king' Dennis

Last updated : 05 January 2003 By Chris Parry
He said: "Dennis has made an immense contribution to the club, not only as a great player but also as a great example and he's shown that again. I can't believe how quickly he has scored his 100 goals as all of his goals have been sensational.

"The fact that he's scored his 100th goal in this game shows just how professional he is. He doesn't just save his goals for the bigger games. I think this will be his last club, although he still has to decide on his future."

The Manager also had words about the strength in depth at the club, saying:

"I have 25 players and the difference between the Premier League and the Third Division means that they can all play at this level. It's possible to do that at home as there are fewer surprises than there were 30 or 40 years ago as there is a bigger gap between the Premier League and the lower divisions.

"But it is not necessarily possible away, as Shrewsbury have proved what can be achieved against Everton. Oxford came here not to be punished by five or six goals and they stuck to that plan very well. They will sleep well as they put so much effort in, but we were professional and patient."