Arsenal midfielder: We deserved to beat Man City

13:06 09 April 2012

Arsenal midfielder Yossi Benayoun believes they were worthy winners against Manchester City

Arsenal midfielder Yossi Benayoun believes they were worthy winners against Manchester City

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Yossi Benayoun believes the Gunners dominated their opponents

Arsenal midfielder Yossi Benayoun believes the Gunners were worthy winners over Manchester City, because they dominated from start to finish.

Mikel Arteta’s late strike won the game for the north Londoners, pushing them above rivals Tottenham and into third place.

And Benayoun, who is on a season long loan from Chelsea believes the victory was vital in their pursuit of a top four finish.

“It was a big win and a very important three points in the race for the Champions League spots. Especially against a big side like Manchester City so we are delighted with the win,” he told the official Arsenal website.

“We had a good run before QPR, seven games, and then we had a bad game, so we had to react against a strong team and we deserved the three points because from the first minute you only saw one team on the pitch.

“Not only before the game did Tottenham get a point but Chelsea got three and Newcastle too. Everybody is talking about Chelsea and us but Newcastle are doing so well.

“We had to take three points to open the gap back to five points. It will be very close until the end of the season, we have to continue to play like this.”

Bottom club Wolves are the Gunners next opponents on Wednesday night, but despite their lowly league position, the Israeli has warned his team-mates not to take Terry Connor’s men lightly.

“We have a hard game against Wolves, who are in a relegation battle, we have to go there and take the three points,” he said.

“At this time of the season I think every game is a difficult one. Teams will fight for their lives in this league and it is harder to play against them, especially when you play at their ground.

“It will be like this against Wolves. But if we are 100 per cent committed then we will win the game.”

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