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Arsenal's Wenger admits to relief after Fulham victory

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted he was relieved after Arsenal defeated Fulham 3-1 on Saturday.

The Gunners bounced back from their disappointing season-opening loss to Aston Villa last weekend, which spurned plenty of negativity directed at Wenger and his players, and the Frenchman was thrilled to produce another positive result following on from the midweek Champions League win at Fenerbahce.

"I feel relieved," Wenger told the club's official website. "Somebody told me yesterday that I've made 956 games for Arsenal. That means I care about what's happening at this Club.

"When we had the result last week, I was of course deeply disappointed. I'm not on a personal trip anymore. I'm about doing the things well for the club I love so I'm happy that we are back on track, that's all.

"Look we lost one game since the beginning of March. That's why I think it was a shock. Of course the defeat was a shock because it's the first game of the season. But still, we've lost one game since the beginning of March. We won in the Champions League away at Bayern. We won 3-0 at Fenerbahce.

"Being responsible in life is to do things that you think are right, it's not to react to what people say.

"I've always felt that that is most important. If you always listen to what people say, you go five minutes one way and 10 minutes later you go the other way. It is like that.

"When you have responsibilities, you have just to focus on making the right decisions and if they are not right, to say 'Sorry, I'm wrong' and when we lose a game, I'm wrong."

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