Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his team had answered some of their critics after blowing Premier
League title rivals Manchester United off the park in a resounding 3-0 victory.
Wenger was roundly criticised in the British press after his side’s 3 – 2 loss to Olympiakos last week left them
struggling to avoid a group-stage exit in the Champions League and hit out at the media for focusing on his decision to select blundering second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina.
But his players responded in dazzling fashion at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, scoring three times in the first 19 minutes enroute to a win that sent them up to second place in the table.
“That’s what you want in games of that stature,” Wenger said. “We started very strong, we decided to press very high, to play at a great pace, and we did that very well.
“In the second half we decided to be disciplined, control the result, and we did that very well as well, so we had two aspects in our game that are pleasing and were convincing today(Sunday). “It gives a strong answer to all the questions that were raised during the week.”