Wenger on Alexis, Giroud, Ox injury and another three points

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Arsene Wenger said his side delivered a well-organised performance as second half goals from Alexis and substitute Olivier Giroud helped Arsenal to a 2-0 win against Southampton – the Gunners third win of the season against Claude Puel’s men.

Here’s what the boss had to say after the game when he faced the cameras…

On the win…

I’m very pleased. We had a consistent performance from the first to the last minute. We were dynamic, quick going forward, well-organised. It was a difficult game, we expected it, but overall, in the second half we could score the goals. We did not in the first half but then we created more space.

Overall, it was a convincing win. We had some chances as well in the first half. It was a very even game. In the second half I felt that we took over and created many opportunities to score.

On Alexis’s performance…

That’s Alexis, you know. He’s a player who never gives up. He’s always tricky to stop, very good in short space and in the box. Once he has the ball in the box he’s dangerous. He always scores during the game, He’s always a bit a slow starter who gets stronger and stronger.

On Giroud scoring off the bench again…

He has been amazing for us. It’s difficult for me at the moment as it’s between Welbeck and Giroud. Both of them played well, both of them have great team spirit. I’m always harsh with the one who doesn’t play.

On finishing in the top four…

We know what we want to achieve, we can just focus on our next game now.

On Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury…

He has done his hamstring. How bad it is, I don’t know.

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