Flamini - We gave an emphatic response

Mathieu Flamini
Mathieu Flamini

Mathieu Flamini believes Arsenal's convincing display against Newcastle United showed the team's true quality and character.

Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla each scored a brace as Arsene Wenger's side won 4-1 at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Since losing to Stoke City last weekend, Arsenal have won twice, scoring eight goals in the process, and Flamini feels the team is starting to realise its potential.

"I definitely believe we have the quality in the team to achieve something big"

Mathieu Flamini

"It's the belief of the team that we can really achieve something, and I think you [media] guys agree as well that we have top quality," he said. "We have a lot of quality - strong at the back, good in midfield and up front as well - so the only problem is we're very unlucky with injuries.

"I definitely believe we have the quality in the team to achieve something big. It's not easy to go through all these games with so many injuries, but I believe in my team and I believe in their quality.

"We knew we had a bad game in Stoke, and had a good reaction when we played away in Istanbul, which was not an easy game, but it was a good performance.

"[Saturday] was another great game and that was important for everyone. It is never easy after a defeat like that, we went to Stoke and really wanted to play a good game, especially after the game against Southampton.

"But sometimes that happens, we just did not have a good game and there can be no excuses. We needed to react straight away after in Istanbul, when you play every three days you can just go into that game to focus and to win it, to forget about the past games and move forwards."

Mathieu Flamini

Mathieu Flamini


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