Wenger praises Arsenal spirit after overrunning Hull

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with his players' spirit after they overran Hull City to win 3-1 yesterday.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with his players' spirit after they overran Hull City to win 3-1 yesterday.

Hull had looked set to frustrate Arsenal for the second time this season as Daniel Cousin cancelled out Emmanuel Adebayor's opener but Samir Nasri and Nicklas Bendtner settled the match.

Victory at the KC Stadium ensured the Gunners also avoided losing ground to fourth-placed Aston Villa, who were victorious at Sunderland on Saturday.

Wenger said: "It was a battle but in the first half I believe we were really on top of the game.

"We had a lot of fluency in our game and at 1-0 we wanted to keep them under pressure but in the second half they made a real battle of it.

"There were a lot of long balls, they played a bit higher up. It became different and we had the deflected ball to concede the goal.

"But we had the resources to come back and win in a convincing way because we kept going.

"I think we have scored 16 times in the last 33 games in the last 15 minutes and we did that again today."

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