After Arsenal won 5-0 against Aston Villa following an impressive second-half onslaught, manager Arsene Wenger lauded his side for their ruthlessness over the 90 minutes, reports BBC
The Gunners boss was without top scorer Alexis Sanchez for the Villa clash, but it made little difference as Arsenal enjoyed their biggest league win of the season. The game also saw a selection of returning stars get on the scoresheet, which will give them confidence for a crucial second-half to the season.
The first-half was one-sided, but saw only one goal scored from the hosts. Wenger’s men made their chances count after the break, and the long-serving manager couldn’t have been more pleased.
“We had a chance to play through their lines and that made the difference. You cannot fault anyone’s performance. We had a rigorous attitude. We want to play collectively and offensively to the end,” he said.
Arsenal ensured they remain in the hunt for a top-four finish, while Aston Villa moved dangerously close to the drop zone. The Gunners’ form at the Emirates continues, and their defensive record improves week after week now they can boas playing the same backline for a run of games.
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