Arsène Wenger says it is essential that his team continue to start games in a positive manner.

Arsenal have scored in the 20th minute or earlier in three of their last four games and have won 16 and drawn two of the 18 Premier League matches in which they have scored first this season.

“That shows you that when we start our games in a positive way, we can dominate,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

“Once we are in front, the teams who usually defend against us have to come out and that gives us space to develop our game even better.

"It shows you just how important the confidence is to go into the games and to have a strong start.”

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