Arsenal victory delights Arsene Wenger


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged his side to build on their fine performance in the 3-0 victory over ten-man Manchester City at Eastlands.

Goals from Samir Nasri, Alex Song and Nicklas Bendtner eased the Gunners to three points following the early dismissal of home defender Dedryck Boyata, with Arsenal rising to second place in the Premier League table.

Wenger said afterwards:"For us it was important to us to get a win in a big place, to strengthen belief of the squad and continue our march forward.

"I think we did it today with calm intelligence and overall the needed performance to play against ten men. I think collectively we completely dominated the game.

"I hope that will give us the belief and confidence to take into other games.

"After the sending-off it became electric and we got some yellow cards quickly.

"It was important that we did not get a second yellow and I asked the players at half-time to focus on playing in a positive way and to try to score a second goal – to focus on playing football and not just defending our advantage."

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