Arsene Wenger says the result against Leicester City was more important than the performance.
Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott scored before Andrej Kramaric pulled one back, but Arsenal survived a nervous second half to secure three points.
Wenger says the Gunners were not fully recovered from the north London derby but he was pleased to get back to winning ways after Saturday’s defeat at White Hart Lane.
"In the second half our physical level dropped, Leicester came more into the game and at 2-1 we became a bit nervous"
“It was a game of two halves,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “In the first half we had a good cohesion, good movement, good technical quality and we scored two good goals.
“In the second half our physical level dropped, Leicester came more into the game and at 2-1 we became a bit nervous. Then it was good to finish the game off.
“After a defeat it is always important to win straight away as a big club because if you don’t do that you have a crisis. We did that so it’s a relief and a good basis to prepare for our next game.
“We were not the sharpest, we were not the most glamorous. Before the game I was concerned because I didn’t know how much of a part the disappointment of Saturday will play in the confidence level, and also how much we had recovered physically.
“I changed a few players in the team because of that and at the end of the day we are happy to win the game.”
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