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Van Persie insists Arsenal "miracle" still on

After their amazing victory over Bolton Wanderers, Arsenal striker Robin van Persie insists their title charge is still on.

Van Persie said: "After an hour we were 2-0 down, it was pouring with rain and we were playing Bolton away - it couldn't have been any worse. It was unbelievable what happened - a little miracle that we summoned the strength to fight back and win from that position.

"Out of little miracles sometimes come big miracles. You never know, this result might yet be influential in the title race.

"But this was a big win. We haven't won here in the league for six years. It's a massive result."

Arsenal's miserable league form was threatening to spill over into their vital Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool on Wednesday.

But this will have put a spring in their step. Van Persie added: "If we'd lost here it would have been a terrible way to go into the Liverpool game.

"But we can go into that match with confidence. It's a while since we won a game and we were saying to each other before the game that we couldn't afford to drop points.

"We told each other we just had to win - it didn't matter how, even if it was in the last minute. But after an hour that target was as far away as it's possible to imagine."

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