Wenger: This is where Arsenal have been improving since January

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels his team have been superb mentally stretching back to last winter.

Arsene Wenger told the Daily Telegraph that he feels Arsenal have been improving mentally since last January.

The Gunners played superbly towards the end of the last Premier League campaign to secure third place and retained the FA Cup with superb victory against Aston Villa over the weekend.

Wenger feels they are refining their game in positive fashion at the moment, giving the club some momentum looking ahead to an important pre-season period.

“Yes, we have seen that since January. We have made progress on the mental side and on mastering our games and on being less naive and better balanced and knowing what to do and when. It is intelligence,” said Wenger.

“I feel we have moved forward. We still have some way to go. I am conscious of that.”

Arsenal were guilty on occasions last season of an emphasis towards over attacking, which left them exposed at the back of the team.

The first leg Champions League defeat against Monaco is a good example, but it’s something that Wenger and the coaches at the club have worked hard to rectify.

If Wenger can add well in the transfer market this summer, he’ll only improve the back four, which will give the midfield and attack even more confidence to go about their business as they look to win games.

What the boss has to ensure stays the same is that there aren’t any gaps opening up and that the space between the back four the midfield doesn’t become too great.

Arsenal have plenty going for them at the moment and will be strong title challengers next season if the boss can ensure that old habits don’t come creeping back into the side’s performances.

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