By Joe Brewin

Kieran Gibbs has hailed Arsenal's ruthless streak after Saturday's emphatic 6-1 victory over Southampton at Emirates Stadium.

Gibbs himself was in fine form, grabbing two assists from left back in the first half. And he praised his team-mates for sustaining their relentless pressure despite leading by three goals at the break.

"It may seem easy when you go a lot of goals up in the first half but then it is difficult to really have the game plan in the second half," Gibbs told Arsenal Player. "We managed to keep the pressure on and the flow of the game going. Everybody kept it simple and it was a good team performance.

"Southampton were not to be underestimated, they are a good team but their league position doesn't reflect that. Their performances had been good at the start of the season but we prepared well for them. We had a good start.

"I will try [and claim the first goal] but I don't know how well I'll succeed! There was a bit of luck involved but as long as we win I don't care."

Victory sent Arsenal back up to third in the Premier League table and Gibbs believes the team - most notably Arsenal's summer signings - are hitting their stride.

"People say it was a slow start but I think all we were lacking was a bit of quality in the final third," said the left back. "We had a bit of getting to know each other as a team with the new signings, and we look like a new team now.

"That is obviously why it took us a while to get going. But I think of the four games we have played so far we have dominated all of them and we want to continue doing that. As long as we play the way we want to play, the results should come."

Watch the full interview with Kieran on Arsenal Player now.

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17 Sep 2012