Date: 3rd October 2006 at 9:02am
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims at no point was he worried that his boys in red and white would not come good.

The start to our season was not an ideal one, and the small tally of points we had after three games worried more than a gooner or two, but not our unflappable leader.

Wenger’s resolve to remain faithful to the beautiful football he craves can sometimes be frustrating, but ultimately, he always proves his beliefs are the way to go.

‘I was not worried too much when we started the season without winning games because I felt the quality was there,’ said Wenger.

‘However, I know there comes a point where you have to win – if you do not do that, the confidence drops so much so that you lose the quality of your game because the players then start to play scared.’

‘That is why the Hamburg game and after that the Manchester United match were certainly turning points for us.’