By Richard Clarke

Saturday’s return to form proves the vast potential of this Arsenal side, according to Arsène Wenger.

The Frenchman will have been delighted and relieved in equal measure as his team ran rampage against Newcastle at Emirates Stadium. The 3-0 scoreline was the least they deserved and came hot on the heels of a 4-0 drubbing over Twente four days earlier. Certainly it was in marked contrast to the listless 1-0 defeat at Fulham the previous weekend. But, according to their manager, it was NOT Arsenal at their limit.

“I think there's more to come from this team,” said Wenger afterwards.

“We have a team whose game is based on movement and passing. In the first 25 minutes I feel we could have played better in the final third. Even in the last 20 minutes, we didn't finish off the game.

“That’s why there's more to come. But it’s linked with the quality of how much we integrate our philosophy of the game and how much we want to push our talent."

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1 Sep 2008