Arsene Wenger says the Gunners busy schedule played a part as they came from behind to beat Stoke 3-1 at the Emirates today.
The Arsenal manager was also ‘amazed’ at referee Lee Mason awarding the visitors a penalty, although quite how anything one of the worst refs in the league does could be surprising is a mystery to us.
Still, goals from Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi were enough to send the Gunners top of the table, and the Frenchman was happy man afterwards, looking for his team to maintain their current momentum.
“We have scored many goals this week and had an excellent run, so let’s keep the focus and keep it going on,” he told the BBC.
“We had a hesitant start, but when you play every few days sometimes it takes you time to get into a rhythm and today that is what happened.
“We got a very unlucky penalty against us because it is not even a foul in my opinion. Everybody was amazed [by the penalty] and I haven’t seen it yet but it was of course a blow for us.
“Mentally it was good for morale to get back to 1-1 before half time, we have showed great mental strength.”