Arsene Wenger is pleased by his side’s run of strong performances since their 4-3 loss to Liverpool at the start of the season, after they dismantled Hull in a routine 4-1 win.
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez grabbed a brace in the game, and there was also a goal for Granit Xhaka to go alongside Harry Maguire’s own goal from Theo Walcott’s deflected finish.
“I was very happy with the performance,” said Wenger to Sky Sports afterwards. “We started the game very well and it’s always good [to win] after the Champions League.
“I felt that we played in the last twenty minutes without too much purpose to score one more goal. It came back to 2-1 and it would have been a shame not to win the game.
We are a bit more mature, but it’s early in the season. Man City is out in front, I think let’s just continue to improve, continue to win our games and see where that will go. We are ambitious and have good spirit.
“I would love to be in front, but we responded well to our first disappointment.”
Alexis Sanchez missed a penalty for which Jake Livermore, who had just been sent off for handball in the area, stayed on the pitch to watch. Wenger, however, was not too miffed about the defender waiting to leave the field.
“I think the keeper made a good save, and we have to accept that even if the player had not left the pitch. It’s not a rule, but it didn’t interfere with the penalty.”
Arsenal move up to third in the Premier League table with ten points, the same tally as Chelsea and Liverpool.