Press conference

'We played the football that we want to play'

Arsene Wenger was a satisfied man after we recorded our first win of 2018 with a 4-1 victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Arsenal manager had this to say in his post-match press conference:

on the game…
I think we started well, we played well and played the kind of football we want to play and we know we can play when everybody is focused and in a good shape. Overall, we had a very convincing first half. The second half was of good quality and it’s always a bit human that you have not exactly the same drive in the second half. It was a convincing win.

on the second-half display…
Crystal Palace responded well in the second half. They gave us less room, they were aggressive and we had a bit less legs, a little bit less movement and we were less creative.

on if Nacho Monreal is ok…
Yes. He has a kick on the back of his hamstring. It was precautionary.