Wenger - We were dangerous on the break

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal’s counter-attacking threat was key to their 2-0 victory at Manchester City.

The manager deployed a similar tactic on Sunday to the wins at Sunderland and West Ham United, and restricted City to just four shots on target.

The Gunners tested Joe Hart three times, beating him twice, and Wenger was delighted with how clinical his side were on the break.

“What was very pleasing was the manner in which we played because we were compact, disciplined and focused,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “We had a good defensive urgency and every time we won the ball we came out from the back with good pace.

“You could always see that when we won the ball, if the first two passes were right, we would be dangerous. Especially in the second half, Aaron had two chances and even in the first half we had plenty of opportunities.

“Let’s take the positives from that result, the urgency and the confidence levels. It’s always difficult to get that mixture right between being focused, confident and relaxed without losing the needed desire.

“The only regret we had was that we didn’t take advantage of many dangerous situations to finish the game off earlier, but overall I think we did very well.”

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