London, Mar. 14 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he had given up on the Gunners to win the title even before Christmas, but the team's three-way fight for the Premier League trophy has brought it back in the race.
"Like some people before Christmas, I believed we were out of the title race but now I really believe we are back in the hunt," News of the World quoted Wenger, as saying.
But now he believes that Nicklas Bendtner's late strike at Hull is just the sort of goal that wins titles.
His side toiled against the ten-man Tigers and rarely looked like grabbing a winner - until Boaz Myhill presented a gilt-edged chance to Bendtner that the Dane, fresh from his midweek hat-trick in the Champions League, was never going to miss.
"There are eight games to go and we are very much in it. We have the belief that we can go on and do it. The team spirit is very special and we score lots of goals in the last 15 minutes," he said.
"These are a very big three points for us. Is there a danger of complacency because we have arguably the best run-in of the three teams?"
"My answer to that is have we been in the comfort zone here and at Stoke a fortnight ago? In each game it was 1-1 after 90 minutes but we went on to win," he added.
"We have showed we have the spirit in both to keep on going." (ANI)