By Joe Brewin
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal refused to let complacency creep into their performance against Wolves on Wednesday night.
Arsenal recorded their ninth victory in 10 league matches with a comfortable 3-0 win at Molineux after Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott had put Arsène Wenger's side two goals ahead inside 11 minutes.
Arteta admits that, while it would have been easy to sit back and preserve their early lead, allowing the hosts back into it was never an option.
"We were talking about it at half time and said it is easy to put our arms down and say 'OK this is done'," Arteta told Arsenal Player.
"If they had scored it would have made it hard to react again. They had a bit of a five to 10-minute spell in the second half where they had a few crosses and Wojciech had to make a really good save. But after that I think we had the better chances.
"We are fighting to get into the situation we are in at the moment so we cannot just waste it now. We are all focused, we are all determined and I think the team is playing really well at the moment."
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