Wenger: 'Now we come to a period where every game matters'

Last updated : 22 January 2007 By Chris Parry

"They wanted so much to kill the time that it turned against them as well, because they lost a bit of their game. With 10 minutes to go Manchester United were maybe champions, but at the end of the game you cannot say that.

"It will open it up for everybody. For us and Liverpool a little bit less, but you never know. Of course Manchester United will still be strong challengers for the title.

"This will be a big disappointment for Manchester United - but do not expect them to crumble because of it. But it is good for the interest of the Premiership, because everybody still has a chance. We have maybe less than all the others, but will just try to fight to win every game."

"We were a bit nervous at the start and gave them a bit too much respect. It took us time to get into the game. In the first half, Manchester United were more mature. Then we took over in the second half, but they scored on the break.

"It was a test of character, resilience and togetherness, qualities which are very important for the development of the team. This team is developing into young, hungry lions, lead well by Henry."

"Now we come to a period where every game matters. Our target is to sustain that run."