Wenger on...another home victory
"I think we played well, the confidence is back in the team, and after a European game we will take the three points. We played with style and good combinations, sharpness as well, and these a little bit too much at some stage. As soon as they came back and made it 2-1 we had a job to do again and scored the third goal because we wanted Sunderland not to come back."

Wenger on...in-form Robin van Persie
"He has grown a lot yes, he has improved a lot his link play with other players, that's what I'm the most pleased… I know we score goals but, I feel that his relations with other players around him, his awareness is better, there are very good signs. In his position, when you play central, that is vital."

Wenger on...Dennis Bergkamp's contribution
"He is a genius in the game, and to play at his age like he plays, you not only need to be a genius but an example for everybody because, the life he leads, and the way he practises every day is a credit to the game... There is no better example for Robin van Persie than watching Dennis and being inspired by him. You need a model when you want to play in a position, and Dennis is a perfect model for him, and he is intelligent enough to copy Dennis."

Wenger on...moving up to third place in the Premiership
"That's our target and I feel the potential is there, the quality is there, the belief is there, it depends now on our consistency, on our winning streak and winning desire. We want of course to correct now our away form and be inspired by our European form away from home, and win games away from home."

Arsène Wenger

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4 Nov 2005