Arsene Wenger hails technically superb Gunners

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Arsene Wenger thought his team produced a superb technical display in the 5-1 Champions League thumping of Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

The Gunners have now won all three of their group games but the Ukrainian champions were supposed to give them a much tougher battle after being victorious in their first two matches.

A delighted Wenger said:"I believe we made it easy because we had a good team performance.

"The goals came naturally through the game through great technical quality and overall I believe as well that our technical quality slowly got them tired and, especially in the second half, the goals came with one-twos or possession.

"I felt they had given a lot in the first half to chase and be focused to defend well and we took advantage of that in the second half.

"When you win 1-0 it's too difficult, when you win 5-1 people think it's too easy. It's difficult to assess always why did you win 5-1 but I think tonight we had an intelligent team attitude and a very good technical level.

"What happens in the Champions League is that teams who play in the Champions League are used to dominating their (domestic) championship and they play.

"You do not only play against teams who defend. When you are then superior you always have a chance to score goals."

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