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Arsene Wenger on a convincing win and Welbeck's impressive performance


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the combination between Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck in the offensive department was a big positive to take from the Aston Villa game.

The two linked-up to perfection to give Arsenal a two goal lead in the first half with Welbeck assisting Ozil for the first and the German returning the favour minutes later.

"That's the positive of the day," Wenger told Arsenal Player.

"When they played close to each other, they combined well, with pace, and that was very interesting for us.

"[Ozil] had a good performance. The performance is not necessarily linked with the position he played.

"It was the plan of the day to play him there but that can change game by game. The whole team played better as well and he's a guy who depends a little bit on the quality of our game."

It was the Welbeck's first goal in an Arsenal shirt and Wenger confessed he was impressed by the Englishman's performance at Villa Park.

"I was impressed by [Welbeck's] performance because he had good [ball] retention, he scored, he had an assist, he worked hard and he had a great game," added the manager.

"We had a good focus from the start on, a good work-rate and good togetherness.

"Our team play was convincing - we could play patiently and we could play quickly when needed. We scored three goals in [just over] three minutes and that was game over.

"The second half was more controlled and it was a very convincing performance."

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