Arsene Wenger proud of "absolutely vital" win

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger describes his side's 2-0 win over Swansea City as "absolutely vital" in the race for a Champions League place.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed that his side showed they are up for the fight after their 2-0 win over Swansea City.

Second-half goals from Nacho Monreal and Gervinho kept the Gunners in the race for a Champions League place at the end of the season.

Wenger praised the attitude of his players and described the result as "absolutely vital" as the season draws to a close.

"We will know at the end of the season how important this win is, but we knew as well the win was absolutely vital for us and we could not drop points," Wenger told reporters. "We have shown we are up for the fight and we will do so until the end of the season.

"The attitude of the players was outstanding, even when our legs were less than fresh after playing in midweek. We kept going and refused to drop points. The players knew what was expected.

"What we have done in the last three days is very difficult to do. To win away in the Champions League and then win away in the Premier League is very difficult and I would like to congratulate the players for that."

Arsenal now sit just four points behind third-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table.

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger during his side's game with Sunderland on February 9, 2013
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