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London - Arsene Wenger praised Arsenal's grit and determination as they moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League with a tense 1-0 win over Newcastle United.

After watching Laurent Koscielny's 72nd-minute strike secure three points at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Wenger said winning ugly will help his players believe they can do so again if they are unable to overwhelm an opponent with their attacking play.

"It was a difficult game against a good Newcastle side," the Gunners boss said. "Our legs were a bit heavy and we were tested against a team with a lot of good technical quality.

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