The Gunners only won two of their last eight league fixtures prior to the game, but the North London club have now won the last two matches and have also maintained clean sheets on both occasions.
The French manager also said that they were more balanced against Burnley and although he did raise concerns regarding his side’s back four he admitted that he was satisfied with his side’s latest result.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
We had a strong team pressure and we had to intensify that in the second half, which we did. Slowly you could see that the chances were coming and at the end of the day, it became easy when it was 2-0.
They did very hard and we did make mistakes at the back. Overall I think it was a very satisfying win. Recently at home we haven’t got the results we wanted but for the confidence of the team it’s also important to win without conceding a goal.
Yes. In the recent games at home we were not patient and we have learned. We look a bit more balanced between offence and defence.
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We were less in trouble when we lost the ball today – we were serious and that is very important in the efficiency.
The Gunners huffed and puffed for the best part of an hour, as no one was able to put the finishing touch on the ball and despite the excellent attacking play of Alexis and the Ox, there was no support. However the Gunners finally broke down a stubborn Burnley defence in the 70th minute as Alexis squeezed his way in between two Burnley defenders and headed in an pristine cross from Chambers for the first goal.
The second goal came off a corner in the 72nd minute, the ball ricocheted around the box and found the foot of Chambers who tucked it into the back of the net. To add icing onto the cake, Gibbs delivered an excellent cross to Sanchez in the 90th minute, who maneuvered through the box and put away yet another goal.
The Gunners shouldn’t feel so relieved after beating the worst team in the league, but hopefully this could kick start our season, and the injection that Walcott and Poldolski brought to the team was impossible to ignore.
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