Wenger: 'I'm delighted to get the points'

Last updated : 01 February 2003 By Chris Parry

He commented after the game:

"I'm delighted to get the points. In the first half we created chances but did not take them, but in the second we showed our mental strength and did what it takes to win.

"It was tight. Fulham played very well. It was a game to be patient. We needed maturity and mental strength. Last Wednesday we lost two points in the last minute. Today we gained two points in the last minute," said Wenger. "If we had dropped another two points it would have been a highly disappointing week. But the second goal made the week acceptable."

He also paid tribute to Robert Pires who grabbed both of today's goals:

"Pires was out for six months and he is hungry for goals, but he worked very hard when he was injured and I think he is back to his best. He took both goals very well."