The Gunners were given an early lead by Tomas Rosicky’s stunning strike which they held on for a 1-0 win, which kept them level on points with second placed Liverpool.
The French manager feels that the climax of the season will now be interesting after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss at Aston Villa last weekend.
“It’s a very good day for us because we were under pressure to win this game and we won it,” he told Arsenal Player. “The pressure of Tottenham was great but we absorbed it well with a great focus, great performance from our defenders and on the break we always looked dangerous.
“But we couldn’t finish the game off. So we needed zero mistakes at the back and did that in a very convincing way.
“We wanted to get back in the race and the defeat of Chelsea, the win of Liverpool and of Man City away makes the final sprint very interesting.
“It put us back in a good position. It’s not in our hands because even if we win our game in hand we are still a point behind but if we continue to win our games that will of course be very important. Then it is in our hands. Then’s it’s just focus, recover, focus and try to win the next game.”
The Gunners have just about a week to prepare for the Chelsea game and they need to put in their best performance if they are to have a chance of beating their London rivals. A win at the Bridge will bring Arsenal to within a single point of Chelsea, with a game in hand.
However it won’t be an easy task as Chelsea are unbeaten at home in the League, but it is an opportunity that cannot be passed up. If we manage to get three points the title will still be within our reach, a point won’t be a bad result but the job will then become much more daunting. This match will more or less decide Arsenal’s fate this season.
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