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Arsenal may have now discovered the mental toughness required to win the league

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It wasn’t so much what it did to the score line, or how it reduced the difference between the two sides but Arsenal’s last-ditch winner against Leicester City symbolises a lot more.

It was the manner in which the victory was gained that could propel Arsene Wenger’s side at this crucial part of what has been a spectacularly unpredictable season.

The personality of this Arsenal side has been previously questioned. Pundits, journalists and fans have all asked whether the mental toughness is there. It is all well and good being able to play attractive football, yet when backs are pushed back against the wall how many of these skilled artists will stand up and be counted?

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What's more, defeats that have been inflicted upon the Gunners in a similar manner to Arsenal’s win on Sunday have gone on to have a detrimental effect.

The north London side had won just one of their previous four Premier League games, thus increasing the pressure to end their 12 year wait for a league title. In this precarious period, Leicester had stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points prior to this legitimate ‘Super Sunday’.

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Although the Foxes remain at the summit, their two point lead is now an achievable target for Arsenal to make up.

With huge away fixtures left for Wenger and his squad (Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Manchester City respectively) including a daunting Champions League fixture against Barcelona, Arsenal will be relying on a mental toughness to finish the season strong, as they have done in recent years.

It is utterly pointless to predict how this result will impact the season, yet its ripple effect should be analysed. A win will have done wonders for a side that were already, perhaps harshly, being doubted. A win in this manner could yet prove decisive.

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Leicester City
Premier League
Danny Welbeck
Football
Arsene Wenger
Arsenal

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