A very happy Arsene Wenger praised his side’s clinical finishing after a patient display produced a well deserved 2-1 win away at Swansea and sent Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League.
Second half strikes by Serge Grrrnabry and Welsh Jesus did the damage as the Gunners gradually wore down their opponents after a turgid first 45 minutes.
Speaking after the game, the boss couldn’t hide how delighted he was by the result:
“There is nothing better than winning,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports.
“The first half was quite difficult, we were slow in our combinations and Swansea were sharper than us.
“It was a question of being patient without making mistakes. After we were much stronger and playing at our level.
“We took advantage of the chances we have created. We have substance in the team and we could see that today in the second half. We came out with purpose in our game and that was important.”
Reflecting on whether his side can maintain their form and mount their first serious title challenge fir five years, Wenger underlined that it’s early days but that there is plenty of reason for optimism in N5.
“It is early in the season but we had an opportunity today.
“The sign of quality in a team is that when you have an opportunity you take it. Today we took it.
“Our spirit has been tested after the first home game of the season but the way we have responded is very positive.
“In this job, it is very important that you keep focused and you have a purpose and desire to improve. Let’s focus on that.”13,187 views