Jose Antonio Reyes' first-half strike won it for the Gunners but we enjoyed good spells of possession at the stat of both halves and could have nicked a point when Robbie Keane headed inches wide three minutes from time.
Wenger said: "We played some great football but we had to keep playing for the second one because Tottenham were well organised. The confidence is there and we kept a clean sheet again.
"I feel they fought in a fair way. They tried to play football as well in my opinion. They are a good side and they don't miss a lot."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger paid us compliments after his side's hard-fought north London derby win on Monday night.