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Wenger happy with Arsenal defence

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By Gary-Jay Bourley

Sunday 02 September 2012

Lukas Podolski ended Arsenal’s 210 minute wait for their first Premier League goal of the season this afternoon against Liverpool in a 2-0 win in which fellow new boy Santi Corzola scored as well.

Speaking to the BBC after the game, Arsene Wenger chose to reflect not just on the importance of getting off the mark at one end but also preventing goals at the other - the Gunners not conceding in all three games this year. He said:

“The sharpness gets better from game to game and we looked solid and scored two good goals. I believe it is encouraging, playing at two difficult away games so I am pleased. We missed opportunities on the counter-attack at the start of the game but we had a convincing team performance.

“As long as you don’t concede, everyone feels better but I credit the whole team. Abou Diaby gets better every game but we need to be cautious with him because he has had so many injuries. He can have a little breather in the international break.”

Diaby was awarded the man of the match for a dominant performance in the middle of the field for Arsenal, preventing Steven Gerrard and Joe Allen getting a stranglehold on the game. As well as breaking up play Diaby made several commanding runs, carrying the ball from defence to attack.

Arsenal will be hoping that they can continue this form after the international break, their first game back sees them face Southampton at the Emirates before two away games back to back, one in the Champions league against Montpellier and the other against the Premier League champions Manchester City.

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By chris on 03 September 2012 at 10:12

Well done Steve Bould. What a pity you were not appointed to coach the 1st team defence about 7 years ago. We might well have won things.





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