Arsene Wenger had a great view of Arsenal’s dismantling of Southampton, watching as he did from high up in the stands at St. Mary’s.
What he witnessed pleased him a great deal as the Gunners stayed tight at the back to keep a clean sheet and played slick football in the final third to bag themselves five goals.
“It was a tremendous team performance,” Wenger told Arsenal Player after the game.
“For example we won 5-0 but our goalkeeper was very good and from number one to 11, I would say everybody had a good performance.
“We looked as well like a real team, it was compact, well-organised, explosive on the transitions and overall of course I am pleased for Danny Welbeck who is not at the club [for a long time] and for Walcott that they scored the goals. Overall we behaved like a real, compact, united team.”
In his post-game press conference, he reiterated how impressed he was by the collective effort:
“It was pleasant to watch because we had individual strong performances and collectively as well.
“I liked the fact that we didn’t lose our concentration. It didn’t become easy when it was 3-0, we kept playing the way we want to play.
“It was pleasant to watch and it was a good opportunity to see players who have come back, like Welbeck, be so convincing.”