Wenger – It was an outstanding performance

The Arsenal manager believes the Gunners were “outstanding” in Sunday’s win against .

Arsenal raced into a three-goal lead in the opening 20 minutes thanks to Alexis Sanchez’s double and Mesut Ozil’s strike, the Gunners went on to keep a clean sheet thanks to a solid performance from the defence and a few vital saves from Petr Čech.

the Gunners now head into the international break second in the Premier League, just two points behind leaders , this is what Wenger had to say about the win and the way in which Arsenal played:

“We needed a win after the way we played on Tuesday night, Overall that is what it is all about and shows that this group of players is very strong and united.

“The response we gave today was determined and united. We had a strong start and decided to press very high at a high pace and it worked very well.

“You can say from Petr Cech up to Theo Walcott everyone had an outstanding performance and a convincing one. I like to observe teams when they are under pressure to see how united they are and how well they respond.

“It was important when you are a bit shaky to start well. Alexis got two goals and everybody up front always looked dangerous and our midfield looked balanced and sharp. It was a good game.

“You go through disappointments in the season and the way we responded was very convincing. I like this group and I like even more the performance we have shown today.”