Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi spoke to BT Sport following the 6-0 win over Ludogorets in the Champions League this evening.
Here’s what they had to say.
Walcott on his goal and performance
TW: Obviously the goals are fantastic, but the first thing we say as a team is to keep a clean sheet and we did that. The performances are coming.
They started very strongly, and they have a lot of techincally very good players. The scoreline might make it look like it was easy but no! It was far from easy. We can be proud o fthat and look forward to the weekend now.
What Wenger said at half-time
TW: We always want to take our chances, and today we took pretty much all of them. We needed to make sure we started the second half strongly, and it’s worked out today.
Everyone was very focused, ruthless and it’s a great result going into the weekend. The whole team is flying with confidence at this moment.
On competition for places
SM: If you wanna fight for big competitions like the Champions League or the Premier League you need more than 11 players. That’s what we keep saying every day, in training, that we need all of the people.
Not just the ones who start, we need the medical staff, coaches, everything. It’s all about details – that’s what helps you win games and the players who came in showed they’re part of the team and they gave everything.
Getting beyond round of 16 and finishing top of the group
The past is the past, we need to focus on now. We can’t be looking too far ahead, so we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. There’s still a lot to do with some tough away games, who knows.
We’d obviously like to finish top, but obviously we need to keep performing to achieve that goal. If we keep performing like tonight it’ll help achieve that goal.