By Joe Brewin
Arsène Wenger believes few sides can cope with Arsenal when they are at the top of their game.
Wenger’s side have hit imperious form at Emirates Stadium in recent weeks, firing 18 goals in their last four fixtures on home soil.
AC Milan were the latest side to feel the force of Arsenal’s attack after a blistering first half on Tuesday and Wenger says his side are a match for anybody on their day.
“We can play at a pace that, at the moment, maybe nobody else can sustain,” he told Arsenal Player. “When we are on our roles that is good for the morale of the team.
“If you look at the times we have reversed games; Villa, Tottenham, Liverpool, Sunderland and now Milan, you would say there is something special in there.
“I always believed in the spirit and quality of this team. I am sure if we keep going that will come out and the target until the end of the season is to be faithful to that.”
Arsenal headed out of the Champions League on a high with their 3-0 win over Milan, but Wenger believes Arsenal may well have emerged as unlikely victors on another day.
“I believe that we produced an exceptional performance with great spirit,” he said. “What the crowd wanted was the team to have the values they want them to have.
“We had the basic ingredients of an exceptional performance and above all that is commitment, bravery and desire.
“Of course I still have regrets because we had chances to score the fourth, and the fifth and the sixth in my opinion having watched the game many times.
“I felt that we rushed our game a little in the final [third] and were not patient enough in our build-up.
“We wanted to give the decisive ball too early and you have to be guided by the way you want to play until the last minute in these games, be calm and composed. But overall we produced an exceptional performance.”
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