Kieran Gibbs says Arsenal must use their performance against Swansea City as a blueprint for how to play at Emirates Stadium.
Arsène Wenger’s side dominated Wednesday night’s FA Cup third-round replay, although they had to wait until the 86th minute before Jack Wilshere finally broke the deadlock.
Gibbs was impressed with the team’s display, but stressed they must continue to dictate pgames in front of the home fans.
“We have to start on the front foot,” he said. “When we do that, teams find it difficult to play against us. We have to keep that in mind.
“This can be a really lively and intimidating place, especially when everyone is up for it. We need to be doing that every week so that people know that when they come here, they’re not going to get an easy game.Kieran Gibbs
"Performances on nights like tonight are what we want to be doing on a regular basis.”
Wilshere was again impressive against Swansea, and Gibbs hailed his recovery after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
“To be honest, I thought he was close to his best when he first came back," he said. "I of all people know what it’s like to come back from injuries. It’s not easy at all.
"He’s come straight back into the picture and for me he’s a world-class player and a pleasure to play with.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 17 Jan 2013