Wenger: 'We just need to bounce back from this bad spell'

Last updated : 01 March 2008 By Chris Parry
"The point we gained today will have a big impact on the league. If we had lost, that would be different, but we are still top. Everyone goes through a bad spell, but every point gained is of vital importance.

"I know we are not people's favourites any more for the title, but we are still a point in front, we have lost just once all season and we just need to bounce back from this bad spell.

"In terms of momentum, Manchester United have it - but my favourites are Arsenal. Psychologically, if we had lost, that would have jaded our confidence. To get a point will be a big boost.

"They were difficult opponents. They defended very well and were sharp on the break. They are very robust individually and they expose your defenders to the physical challenge, in a fair way, and they take advantage.

"They are a handful and we had a hangover from last week, you could see that. We had to dig deep to get to the pace of the game and in the end it was the desire and refusal to lose which got us a point."