Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side have proved their title credentials following their comeback victory over West Ham on Boxing Day, reports Sky Sports.
The Gunners found themselves 1-0 down early in the second half after an error from Woijech Szczesny gifted the opening goal to Hammers forward Carlton Cole.
However, Arsenal responded with a brace from Theo Walcott, and a third from the returning Lukasz Podolski to secure a crucial three points that took them back to the top of the Premier League table.
Wenger was quick to acknowledge questions would have been asked of his side, had they failed to take all three points.
Asked whether his side had answered some big questions, Wenger said on the club’s official website: “Yes. I agree and would we not have won we would have had to answer many questions today.
“That was a kind of game that of course many people would have questioned us had we not won today and even more if we had lost.”
Wenger believes his side have shown they have the fighting spirit to last the distance in the title race, but admits they face a tough trip to in form Newcastle on Sunday.
“Yes. For us we have another good game now on Sunday at Newcastle who are in full confidence as well so that will be another test.
“The team wants to do well and the character is great. The concentration is top. I believe we had a difficult period just now but honestly that was mainly down to the schedule we had.
“I think that the schedule was absolutely horrendous but we can show that in the future.”