By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger is not surprised by Alex Song's creativity this season.

The Cameroonian has proved a reliable supplier for the likes of Robin van Persie so far this season, weighing in with seven assists in all competitions.

Theo Walcott currently leads the way on eight, but Song's contributions from defensive midfield - matched by the prolific Van Persie - simply confirm what Wenger already knew.

"First of all, if you asked Alex, 'do you want to attack or defend?', he would say attack," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "He is naturally a guy who tends to go forward and he always had good vision.

"He has improved his technique of transmission. When he arrived here, the passing of his longer balls was not the best. But he was worked on that, improved on that and now he can combine vision with technique. "I felt that, for example, the goal we scored on Saturday, before the last pass when he gives it to Walcott, that shows you the guy has vision. It is not counted as a final ball but it is basically one."

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