Arsene Wenger was delighted with Arsenal’s performance after the Gunners 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates.
A brace from Alexandre Lacazette was enough to ensure the Frenchman’s side secured the three points to maintain their push for the top four and Wenger felt his side dominated the game and deserved the result.
Speaking after the game, Wenger felt the result was a fair reflection of what happened but appreciated that his side didn’t have it all their own way in the first half, saying: “In the first half they had a very direct game and a very intense game to stop us from playing they were dangerous on the break and on long balls.
“In the second half I feel we dominated the game very well and it was one-way traffic but as long as you don’t score the second goal of course. And with their quality from set pieces they made it nervy.”
One of the major talking points in the match against Tony Pulis side was the decision not to award West Brom a penalty after Jay Rodriguez was clearly tripped by Shkodran Mustafi, with Wenger praising the decision of Bobby Madley to play an advantage.
“Mustafi tackled and touched Rodriguez, it could have been given but the referee gave advantage but I think rightly so as they were in a position where they could score and then they hit the post.
“So that’s the kind of decision that is difficult because if you don’t play advantage and they miss the penalty people will be unhappy you didn’t play the advantage.”
With the Gunners taking the lead 13 minutes later after a free kick was awarded with no advantage.
Wenger was also impressed with the performance of Alexandre Lacazette feeling he is adapting to life in England after the Frenchman scored his third and fourth goal of the season saying: “I believe that he is getting stronger in every game and that is very positive, to adapt to the physical demands here.
“Technically he is intelligent he has an intelligent technique and you could see from the goal he scored from the free kick that he was there and it’s the quality of a striker who scores goals.”
He was also pleased with Alexis Sanchez’s impact feeling he was back to his best: “Yeah, he worked very hard, finished tired, of course but you could see he is back at his best.”