Arsene Wenger has hailed the team’s performance against Chelsea on Saturday evening and Wednesday’s thumping of Basel in the Champions League.
Arsenal defeated Chelsea 3 nil and Basel 2 nil in what was an entertaining double encounter at the Emirates.
The team put up an impressive display in front of their home crowd and Wenger has called it one of the club’s best display in his recent memory.
The victory over Chelsea was the club’s first win over their London rivals since 2011 and top bookmakers such as Guts live sports betting believes the Gunners can go all the way to win the Premier League title this season.
“The first half we wanted to play with high pace, put them under pressure, play at a very high collective connection and speed of passing and it worked quite well,” Wenger said after the match against Chelsea.
“It was one of the moments in your life when as a manager you think ‘ok today is a great day’ and in the first half I think [we] were nearly perfect and in the second half it was a bit in and out but overall in the first half we have shown great quality, we played with style, with pace, with movement and matched the kind of [football] that we want to play.”
The win takes Arsenal up to third in the Premier League table, five points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Although it is still early days, one has to read little to the league table at this point but it was the team’s fourth league win in a row and should send signals to rivals that the team is on course to challenge for the title this season.
After the win against Basel, Wenger said his team can and will build on from here to become stronger as the Gunners move forward in the competition.
“I would like to congratulate my team for the quality of what they produced tonight. My only regret is that we didn’t take enough of the chances that we created. It’s a good basis to have a taste for more.” Wenger said in his post match press briefing.
“We eased off a bit in the second half and we couldn’t score the third goal. We still had plenty of chances but it’s tough to maintain that pace, accuracy in the passing and speed in the game over 90 minutes. The first half was top, top quality like what we produced against Chelsea.”
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