Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Eboue has saluted the Gunners' spirit after they battled back from 2-0 down to defeat Standard Liege.
The North London club made an appalling start to their UEFA Champions League clash in Belgium, with young goalkeeper Vito Mannone picking the ball out of the back of the net twice in the opening five minutes.
Nicklas Bendtner pulled a goal back moments before half-time before late efforts from Thomas Vermaelen and Eduardo sealed a memorable 3-2 success.
And Eboue believes it was vital to return to winning ways following back-to-back Premier League defeats at the hands of Manchester United and City.
Arsene Wenger's men welcome Wigan to Emirates Stadium on Saturday eager to build on their midweek triumph.
Eboue said: "We showed our spirit. To come back from 2-0 down was good.
"We had lost the past two games but we came here with a good spirit and I think this win will be good for us.
"It was important for us and now we can go into the next game with plenty of confidence.
"They caught us cold in the first half but the reaction was fantastic."