Wenger insists Arsenal have mental strength

Arsenal have now lost in the Carling Cup final to Birmingham, Barcelona in the Champions League and Manchester United in the FA Cup, but are just three points behind United in the league with a game in hand.

Wenger said: “It’s been very difficult for the players, but they have never shown any sign of weakness mentally. Even on Saturday they have put absolutely every effort in and I can only be proud of how much they did fight.”