Wenger: Victory over Reds silences Arsenal title-tilt critics

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

Quick-fire Arsenal have earned rich praise from manager Arsene Wenger after a comfortable 2-0 Premier League win over Liverpool at the Emirates yesterday.

An opening goal from Santi Cazorla set the Gunners on their way and Aaron Ramsey’s brilliant second-half strike seal the victory against Brendan Rodgers’ outfit.

Wenger was delighted with the win that keeps his side top of the pile with a five-point lead.

And after losing to Chelsea 2-0 in the Capital One Cup in the week, he said: “I felt conclusions were a bit too quick this week, it was only one game.

“We had the opportunity to respond today and we did that in a convincing way and nobody can dispute the win today.

“We had a great defensive solidarity, we were always quick and sharp going forward, and that’s the kind of game we want to play.

“It will increase the level of confidence in our group and it will maybe convince some sceptical people that we have a chance at challenging for the title.

“It is very satisfying, after the first game against Aston Villa no one would have believed our current position,” he said.

“The two games we’ve lost were big, big blows to us, because we came out of them feeling that we had made things difficult for ourselves.

“But I’m pleased we’ve won a big game at home, it’s think it was important for the future.”