The North London club kept their second clean sheet in a row over the weekend as they beat West Brom 1-0 after their 2-0 midweek victory over Borussia Dortmund.
Wenger, whose side will take on Southampton on tonight, is happy with the clean sheets but stresses the importance of continuing their stability at the back.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
Defensive stability is very important for us. Against Manchester United, [their] second goal was their first shot on target [and] in the 85th minute.
I think we have been quite stable recently and that’s what we want to continue. It’s vital for us that we find our defensive stability, [which] we have not had since the start of the season.
We want to be competitive in every game. We’ve just had two very competitive games and the team we face on Wednesday night is a team who is a good team and who have started very well. Of course our target is to beat them.
The Gunners leaky defence has been the main reason for their struggles so far this season. Defensive errors and failing to close games cost them dearly, which was evident from their shocking 3-3 draw with Anderlecht and their successive league defeats to Swansea City and Manchester United.
They responded strongly to that pressure with some defensive improvements in their last two games and deservedly kept clean sheets in their wins against Borussia Dortmund and West Bromwich Albion. Injuries have also played a part but with Koscielny back and Debuchy nearing first team return, the defense will be expected to become even more stable in the coming weeks.
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