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Boss - Why I liked Lucas’ second goal

Arsène Wenger was pretty pleased on Tuesday night, after his team convincingly beat Nottingham Forest 4-0 in the third round of the EFL Cup.

The boss spoke to Arsenal Player afterwards, and here's what he said.

More from the Nottingham Forest game:

on whether he is satisfied with the result…I am, because it was a good team performance played at a very high pace. We played a very quick technical game and we went always forward and tried to score goals. We played the game well out from the back. Overall it’s a performance that deserves great credit and I would like to congratulate the players tonight - it was fantastic.

on Lucas…The second goal has technical quality and desire, determination and fighting spirit. I liked the second goal for that, I liked as well the goal he made for Oxlade-Chamberlain. I’m very pleased for him.

Lucas celebrates scoring a brace against Nottingham Forest

Lucas celebrates scoring a brace against Nottingham Forest

on Oxlade-Chamberlain…He’s in good form at the moment, physically. It’s the first time in a long period that he has been ready to compete and he had a little bit of a slow start in this game but became stronger and stronger. I was very pleased for him with the way he finished the game.

on Akpom and Reine-Adelaide…You forget a little bit Ainsley Maitland-Niles, I think [that was] the first time he played right back [in the first team]. All three have done extremely well and I would like to congratulate them because I am very happy with their performances today.

on Chelsea…We have four days to prepare for the game, let’s focus on that now. The performance tonight shows that the players who played at Hull need to be on their toes and that's what we want - competition for places. The performance tonight shows that competition exists, really.

 

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