Wenger reveals why he was so proud of the win over Newcastle

Arsene Wenger In Emirates Press Conference 2

Arsenal have been in outstanding form in recent weeks, and are now just four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger discussed his side's recent performances with BBC Sport after the 2-1 win over Newcastle United.

Wenger was understandably delighted with the victory in the North East, courtesy of an Olivier Giroud brace, despite a second half rally from Newcastle that almost secured them a share of the points.

The Arsenal boss pointed out that his side have had a difficult run of fixtures, emphasising the fact that they have played three tough away games in under two weeks, yet have managed to maintain their winning sequence.

"We played one game in Manchester United, one at home to West Ham, one in Monaco on Tuesday and now here so that's three away games in two weeks," said Wenger. "I'm proud of the performance we put in today."

The FA Cup trip to Manchester, followed by a home win over the Hammers and the away victories over Monaco and Newcastle, have seen the Gunners clock up many miles. After returning from central Europe on Tuesday night, they had to prepare for the long journey to St James' Park, as far away from London as the club have had to go in this season's Premier League.

The victory over John Carver's side was Arsenal's sixth in a row in the Premier League, a run that has seen them soar up the table to within four points of Chelsea in first place.

When asked about what the club's goals should be, with just two months of the season remaining, Wenger highlighted their impressive form and a strong desire to prolong their winning run.

"We want to finish as high as we can, we have 60 points with eight games to go," he added. "If you look at the points we have taken in the last three months, it has been outstanding. So we just want to win and win and win."

If those wins continue until May 24, when Arsenal host West Bromwich Albion in the final game of the season, who knows where Wenger's side will end up.

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