After having lost in their midweek Champions League clash, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was proud in the way his side responded against Everton on the weekend, reports Sky
Arsenal earned a comfortable 2-0 win against Everton to strengthen their bid for a top-four place. The victory was also their seventh consecutive home win. Champions League football looks destined to return to the Emirates for yet another season, but their current chances in the competition appear slim after a humiliating 3-1 home defeat by AS Monaco.
But the response shown from the side to see past Everton with ease has been praised by Wenger. Arsenal’s home form has been solid all season, so their European debacle was certainly a shock. It sees them on the brink of exit, but they didn’t let it interfere with their domestic duties.
Goals from Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky earned the Gunners all three points against a struggling Everton side, which has boosted their top-four hopes. After the game, the long-serving manager admitted how impressed he was with his side’s response, given the criticism that had come their way for the last few days.
“What was very important today was that we had a mentally united response and we showed that. It was vital for us, for the rest of the season, to win the game today. We are proud of the response that we showed today. Our defensive concentration was at a much higher level than on Wednesday night,” he said.
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