Date: 7th October 2007 at 7:42pm
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Arsene Wenger has expressed delight at the consistency continuously being shown by his young Gunners

Arsenal overcame a shaky period in their 8th Premier League game of the season to claim their 10th consecutive win in all competitions.

van Persie fired home Arsenal’s winner in the latter stages of the game after Roy Keane’s Sunderland showed some resilience to bounce back from 2 goals down to be level at 2-2 going into the last 15 minutes.

However Wenger is more than happy with the way his charges handled the situation.

Wenger said: ‘I’m pleased we are back to the top. At 2-0 the game looked easy and maybe in our minds we lost a bit of urgency and gave them room to come back.’

‘It was a test of our resilience and quality. I think Robin’s winner was deserved but they had chances as well. You can say that we passed it a little bit too much, but it is our game and we still scored three goals.’

‘We lacked a bit of sharpness. It’s always difficult after a UEFA Champions League game, so if you get the three points it is good.’

‘It is important to be top because it is better than chasing someone who is 10 points in front of you. What is very good for us is we have won seven and drawn one in the league. That shows consistency and stamina. It is down to us if we want to win every game.’