Arsene Wenger pleased by Arsenal’s relentless attacking against Watford

Arsene Wenger In Emirates Press Conference 2

The Gunners boss admits it took his side some time to match the commitment shown by the Hornets in the 3-0 win.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for his side’s display against Watford on Saturday.

The Gunners travelled to Vicarage Road aiming to pick up where they left off from the 3-0 win over Manchester United, and did just that, putting in another top display against the Hornets to again win 3-0.

It was another top display from Arsenal’s attacking talents, as Alexis Sanchez once again found the back of the net, while the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla were also impressive.

And when asked what pleased him about the performance, Wenger says his sides desire to attack relentlessly was a particular strong point.

“I like that we continued to attack relentlessly until the end and to finish with it was a convincing win,” he told

“We scored five at Leicester, we scored three against Watford today, who had only conceded one [at home], so that tells you we can score goals and we can be dangerous against anybody.”

While the 3-0 scoreline suggest that Wenger’s side enjoyed a dominant display over the newly promoted Hornets, the truth was anything but.

Indeed, the defeat was a harsh on Quique Flores’ side, as they put in a strong defensive showing and coupled that with the attacking threat of forward duo Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney.

And Wenger admits that it took some time for his side to adjust to Watford’s levels of commitment.

“We faced a team that was very well organised, very strong in their challenges and very direct as well,” he added.

“It took us a while to adjust to that level of commitment and when we did it in the second half we dominated the game and after the first goal you could see that mentally and physically they got the blow.”

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