Arsenal took advantage of Chelsea’s disastrous run of form to move to the top of the Premiership, but it was a tough battle against the draw-specialists Fulham.
Wenger admitted after the game that it hadn’t been easy by any means. He said: “It was a good game. Overall I think Fulham played well and we played well. They put us under pressure because Gera and Kamara combined well and their midfield was efficient, they played quite a direct game to expose us with balls behind our defenders.
“We needed not only quality but sprit and resilience today and we got it. We scored two exceptional goals from Samir that were a combination of touch, intelligence, special talent and calmness. He needed to be patient to finish in both situations and he did very well.”
Watch out for Squillaci’s headbutt on his partner Laurent Koscielny!