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Arsene Wenger on victory against City and a superb Santi Cazorla


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was visibly delighted after his side's 2-0 win away against Manchester City.

In what could easily be described as Arsenal's best performance of the season, the Gunners looked eager and determined from the first minute of the game and the Frenchman says the win was largely down to a well-disciplined and well-organised performance.

"I felt that we were well-disciplined, well-organised, had a good solidarity and overall we kept a good control of the game," Wenger explained.

"We could even have done better on counter attacks.

"We played high up in their half and very deep in our half and it worked. Sometimes, the fact that you have to find solutions internally is a blessing.

"People are very quick on their judgment, you forget that we had many defenders out all season, as you saw today the centre-backs are a good partnership and it takes time to get back to that level.

"It's down to everybody doing their job. The first goal dictates the way of the game in these big games - today we scored first.

"We looked in control away from home and we finally got a big win in a big game away from home. What is pleasing is that reinforces the belief of the team. To feel that you can do well is very important."

Midfielder Santi Cazorla was by far one of the best on the pitch and the Frenchman was full of praise for the performance of the 30-year-old.

"Santi Cazorla has been superb for a while now but today he was maybe even more influential," Wenger said.

"The way the whole team defended gave him a lot of the ball, and when you give him the ball you always have a chance to relieve pressure. [In our performance] you felt the great unity, solidarity, togetherness and compactness in our team."

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