Arsenal had very little problem extending their winning run to seven in a row when they disposed of Aston Villa 3-0 at the Emirates yesterday. The first goal came from the unlikely source of Kieran Gibbs and was swiftly followed by the second from Theo Walcott, but Arteta’s bullet-like freekick in the second half capped of an excellent performance by the whole team.
Wenger was understandably delighted after the match. He said: “I felt it was a very dynamic, fluent performance in the first half with top technical quality. It was a controlled performance in the second half, we controlled the game and managed not to concede a goal.
“Our fatigue came in a bit because we gave a lot at Everton on Wednesday night to win the game. Overall I am very happy, very pleased because we managed to score goals and not concede any. We have consistency at the moment, so let’s go home and wait for the next game.”
In the space of a month Arsenal have completely turned around their fortunes, and another win next week at struggling QPR will cap off one of the best Marchs in the history of Arsenal.
And with Chelsea, Tottenham and Man City all drawing, perhaps second place is the new target?