By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger believes the seasoned professionals in his Arsenal squad are giving the team something extra this season.

The Frenchman saw his side continue their strong run in the Premier League with a convincing 4-0 win at Wigan on Saturday and, once again, his summer signings were to the fore.

The likes of Mikel Arteta, Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker were all drafted in at the end of the transfer window and Wenger feels they have had a calming influence.

“We look more mature, I must say,” he told Arsenal Player. “You can feel that in the difficult moments of the game where we don't panic and don't give stupid goals away. That's very pleasing.

“It was important to win straight away again. In the Premier League we are consistent. I couldn't fault the performance against Manchester City and we came back with a strong performance. It's important we don't drop too many points.”

You can watch the full interview with Wenger on Arsenal Player.

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