Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger believes his side emerged successfully from a crucial mental test as they came from behind to beat 10-man Premier League leaders Leicester at Emirates Stadium.
Substitute Danny Welbeck scored an injury-time winner on his first appearance since April 2015 after Jamie Vardy’s disputed penalty put the Foxes ahead before Theo Walcott equalised.
Now two points behind Leicester, Wenger said: “It was a serious mental test because we found ourselves 1-0 down against a team that defends so well.”
Wenger celebrated on the touchline at the end while the Gunners players mobbed the returning Welbeck.
And the Gunners manager added: “We came back with relentless energy and took all the risks because we knew a draw wasn’t good enough. It was down to our mental desire.
“It was a big mental hurdle for us because we were in shock at being behind at half-time. We didn’t see that coming. It is not a coincidence Leicester are top.
“This strengthens our belief that we are in the fight. It would have been massive for us to lose because we would have been eight points behind and that is three games for us to win while Leicester would also have to lose three.”