Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini believes that his side’s victory over Southampton on Wednesday was “perfect”.
The Gunners made it three wins in a row in all competitions with a narrow 1-0 success over the Saints at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.
The North London outfit needed an 89th-minute goal from Alexis Sanchez to pick up the three points, while Southampton were forced to play out the final minutes without defender Toby Alderweireld, who suffered a hamstring injury after manager Ronald Koeman had used his three substitutes.
However, Flamini claims Arsenal’s win was “perfect”.
“It was a great game - a perfect game I would say because we played very well, we were very strong at the back and at the same time we had a lot of quality up front,” the Frenchman told Arsenal’s official website.
“What a performance by the team, what spirit, and I am very happy for everyone at the club because we have been working very hard until now and we didn’t win a few games that we were supposed to win,” added the 30-year-old.
“[This time] we were 200 per cent in the game, fighting for every ball and it made the difference in the end. I’m really proud of the guys.”
Flamini’s comments are certainly strange. Arsenal’s performance against Southampton was not exactly bad, but it was far from “perfect”.
If the Frenchman thinks that it was “perfect”, is there any wonder that Arsenal are an also-ran in the Champions League and are not even a competitor for the Premier League title?
Perhaps the Arsenal players are satisfied easily…