Wenger delighted as Arsenal extend lead

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with the determination of his players after late goals secure a 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic.

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Skipper William Gallas struck with a header seven minutes from time, before Tomas Rosicky finished a fine move two minutes later to make sure of a second straight league win which made the most of Manchester United's surprise defeat at Bolton.

Wenger said: "Wigan played well defensively. We needed something special and some patience to find an opening, and Gallas found it.

"He is a forgotten centre-forward because he knows where to be in the box and he can always turn up with a goal when you need it.

"Once again we found the resources to win the game. It is not the first time, so I do not feel it is a coincidence."

Wenger added: "It [three point gap] is good for us because it strengthens our belief that we can compete at the top and we need that.

"We have a strong December and every point we can be ahead at the moment can be very good for us."

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