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Wenger - I’m so proud of our spirit

By Lloyd Webb

Arsene Wenger says he is very proud of his team’s spirit and "absolutely fantastic" approach after their 2-0 win against Aston Villa.

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey secured Arsenal's third victory in the space of eight days and took the Gunners to the top of the Premier League.

"I would like to give credit to the team for their mental approach to the games"

Arsene Wenger

Wenger believes that his side's "strength and togetherness" have underpinned that winning run.

“I’m very proud and happy of the spirit we show,” he told Arsenal Player. “That’s what people want to see. There’s a strength and togetherness coming out of the team that people feel and that’s the biggest satisfaction. It’s the best basis to make results.

“It was a convincing performance overall. In the first half we dominated the situation very well and got two goals. In the second half it was a bit more difficult physically because we gave a lot on Wednesday night and you could see that the legs were a bit tired.

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“But overall we have shown maturity, didn’t give a goal away and came home with what I believe was a convincing win. It’s a great week - Sunderland, Olympiacos and today. We’ve scored eight goals and I think it was a fantastic week. I would like to give credit to the team for their mental approach to the games. It’s absolutely fantastic.”

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