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'No manager can predict a run like this'

Arsene Wenger is not surprised that his team is going from strength to strength - but he wasn't expecting an eight-game winning streak.

Aaron Ramsey's first-half goal kept the Gunners' run going at Burnley on Saturday, earning them a 16th win in 18 matches in all competitions.

Wenger attributes Arsenal's resurgence to the drop off in injuries and the togetherness in his squad.

"We have a better balance in the team and some players have made it like Coquelin, who contributes to the balance of the team"

Arsene Wenger

"I always hope to get the best out of my team, but no manager in the world if he is serious can predict a run like this," said Wenger. "In the Premier League it’s very difficult to predict.

"It’s down to the quality of the attitude of the team, the quality of the spirit we have in the side.

"We prepare [well], we prepare and contribute to our success, that is for sure. What people forgot is that we had big players out for four months this season. Six or seven players from the squad completely out. So that made a big difference.

"We have a better balance in the team and some players have made it like Coquelin, who contributes to the balance of the team. Hector Bellerin as well has come into the team. And big players like Koscielny, like Ozil, like Giroud have been out four months in the season - four months the three together!

"I have a quality bench and we even have quality players at home like Chamberlain, Arteta, Wilshere. I didn’t even try [to play] Debuchy. We have a big squad and I think we have quality. Let’s see how we finish the season and after see how we do next season."

 

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Francis Coquelin

Francis Coquelin

 

 

 

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