Wenger: 'It's important not to lose confidence'

Last updated : 06 December 2009 By Chris Parry

"I don't think he was a big fanatic to play centre forward but I'm convinced he can play there because he has good body power, good movement and technique. He made intelligent movements and it worked today. He got a goal but could have had two or three and overall he did very well.

"I have to try it again to see if it works, at home and away from home, and to find a balance because I have many technical players around the team - Rosicky, Nasri, Fabregas and Eboue. They all can penetrate from deep positions and that's needed when you have a player like him.

"We'll see. At the moment we don't have much choice, of course. Walcott is out, Bendtner is out and Robin van Persie as well."

"The win was needed. If we had not won today you could question that we have been touched mentally, but the fact that we won today was very important.

"We had a good first half. We should have been two or three up. You can tell that recent defeats played on our mind in the second half. We played more restricted but we didn't give any more chances away today and secured the second goal that got us the win.

"But you could see how we have a game based on initiative and if our confidence drops then we are in danger so it's important not to lose confidence."