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Wenger hails Gunners' strength

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Arsene Wenger insisted he always knew Arsenal had what it took to triumph over adversity after watching them come from behind to seal their place in the Champions League group stage.

The Gunners' character has often been questioned in recent times but they showed it in spades to beat Udinese 2-1 and seal a 3-1 aggregate success in their play-off round tie.

"We have been a little bit under pressure and for us not to play the Champions League and with the players who left, that pressure would've increased, understandably," Wenger said."Since the beginning of the season, I feel a very strong, determined attitude within the team."

Wenger's miserable fortnight threatened to plumb new depths when Arsenal trailed at half-time to Antonio Di Natale's header.

But goals from Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott and a superb penalty save from Wojciech Szczesny turned the game on its head.

The Gunners' fightback was all the more impressive considering the recent departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri and the raft of injuries and suspensions they have suffered this season.

Admitting his relief, the Frenchman added: "We responded in a very positive way, even being down 1-0.

"I'm very happy because we kept our composure.

"We kept dominating, playing the football we want to play."

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