By Rob Kelly
Arsène Wenger believes Saturday’s north London derby victory over Tottenham will help rebuild confidence in his “special” team.
For the second successive season, Arsenal came from behind to record a thrilling 5-2 win against their rivals at Emirates Stadium.
Their victory in the corresponding fixture last term had a galvanising effect, and Wenger believes this result will have a similar impact.
“We have shown quality, spirit and a lot of movement, and that is what we want from our team,” he told Arsenal Player.
“The result will help to rebuild belief completely again. There is something special in this team and I am happy that will come out when they play with complete confidence.
“I am confident [it will be a platform]. Let's be consistent. We will gain some belief and confidence from this result, and we will transfer that into our next game and show the same performance.”
Wenger was delighted to see his free-scoring side continue their good form in front of goal against Tottenham, and says it bodes well for the future.
“I believe it is always easier to correct the defensive side than getting your team to score goals,” he said. “When you score goals you always have a chance.
“I am confident that the defence will be quite sound once everybody is used to playing with each other. We won many balls [against Tottenham] as a team and we want to continue to work on that.”
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