Wenger praises Gunners after Wigan clash

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger praised the way his team performed after they routed a poor Wigan side 4-0 at the DW Stadium, BBC Sport reports.

The Gunners went ahead on 28 minutes thanks to a Mikel Arteta goal. Poor Wigan marking allowed Thomas Vermaelen to nod home the second a minute later. In the second half, Gervinho and Robin Van Persie both scored to finish the game and an impressive performance from Arsenal.

They showed the class they have and Wenger was pleased that they are always improving from their early season shocker: ‘It was a great team performance where we controlled the game and could have scored more. We can only be happy. There is a difference between the team at the start of the season and now and we can still improve. Robin van Persie was exceptional, especially in a collective way’.

The Gunners boss reserved praise for his Dutch striker, who scored his 14th league goal of the campaign with ten minutes to go. Arsenal, as a whole team, controlled the game superbly and that will give Wenger great confidence as they travel to Athens to take on Olympiakos in their final Champions League group fixture. Wenger is expected to rest Van Persie and other key players with qualification to the knockout phases already sealed.

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