Wenger thrilled with Gunners persistence

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hailed his side's ability to fight to the end after they snatched a late victory at Hull on Saturday.

Hull had looked set to frustrate Arsenal for the second time this season as Daniel Cousin cancelled out Emmanuel Adebayor's opener but Samir Nasri and Nicklas Bendtner settled the match.

Wenger said: "It was a battle but in the first half I believe we were really on top of the game.

"We had a lot of fluency in our game and at 1-0 we wanted to keep them under pressure but in the second half they made a real battle of it.

"There were a lot of long balls, they played a bit higher up. It became different and we had the deflected ball to concede the goal.

"But we had the resources to come back and win in a convincing way because we kept going.

"I think we have scored 16 times in the last 33 games in the last 15 minutes and we did that again today."

Victory at the KC Stadium ensured the Gunners also avoided losing ground to fourth-placed Aston Villa, who were victorious at Sunderland.

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