Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that his side was not at their very best during their 1-0 home win against Newcastle United.
The Gunners struggled to cope with a determined Newcastle United side but still manage to take all three points and stay top of the table.
And the Frenchman was delighted at the end of the game.
"It was hard work, but we prepared ourselves mentally," Wenger is quoted as saying by the BBC.
"We were not at our best but we had to dig deep and we can do that when needed.
"If you are down there then those are the matches you lose but they will not stay down there - they are a good team.
"It was about solidarity, tired legs and taking a chance from a set piece. We were not at our best today, but over Christmas in four games we took nine points so we can look back and say we did 75% of our job as we lost at Southampton.
"[Transfers?] Imminent, no, but we will look."