Arsene Wenger says he was especially pleased with Arsenal’s pace and mobility in their 8-0 win at Viking.
The Gunners were at their free-flowing best in Stavanger on Friday, with Joel Campbell and Alex Iwobi claiming two goals each, while Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Chuba Akpom also scored.
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“What was very pleasing was that we played at the pace we wanted to play and we were very quick,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “Our collective game was very good and we were able to give confidence to all the players.
"I’m also very pleased with the focus, the dedication and the unity of the group"
“Some of the players who needed a goal scored a goal, we didn’t have any injuries, Santi Cazorla had 90 minutes, so it was a positive night for us. The score is the score and we do not take too much from that. What is important is that we focus on the way we want to play football and we did that well.
“At this stage I’m looking at how ready we are physically, how fit we are physically, how well we play the game we want to play, our mobility, the quality of our movement and passing, and the quality of our penetrations in the final third.
“I’m also very pleased with the focus, the dedication and the unity of the group. I look at that a lot and also how good the spirit is because we know that will be vital in the Premier League and we need to be strong mentally. How united we behave, how much we take care of every detail when it comes to performing will be vital.”
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