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Last Updated: Friday, 9 April, 2004, 14:39 GMT 15:39 UK
Gunners surprise Wenger
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits even he was surprised by the strength of character his side showed in beating Liverpool at Highbury.

Thierry Henry scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 win that put the Gunners seven points clear at the Premiership summit.

Wenger said: "I was surprised by the resources they find. They are amazing.

"It doesn't get any worse than losing a Champions League game the way we did, but I felt the way they responded was absolutely magnificent."

Wenger added: "Thierry Henry's second goal was amazing, but I think the whole team was amazing.

"After two big defeats it was a big test of our mental strength, character and togetherness.

"They have shown once again that when their backs are against the wall they can respond by playing fantasic football.

"We still have an unbeaten league run and the championship to go for and that is the biggest title.

"I can only guarantee one thing with this team, and that is they will give everything to win each game. I have big respect for this team."

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger
"We came back in a sensational way"

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