Wenger’s side stunned the Premier League champions at the Etihad Stadium today.
Arsenal ended their run of horrendous results against fellow top four contenders on Sunday with a fine victory over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, with goals from Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud helping Arsene Wenger’s side to an eye-catching 2-0 triumph.
The Gunners have regularly been criticised for their lack of organisation and discipline in big games over the last couple of seasons, but both of those traits were in evidence at the Etihad Stadium according to quotes from Gunners manager Wenger reported in the Express.
Whilst Spanish international Santi Cazorla ran the game in a playmaking role, it was the disciplined, muscular performance of young midfielder Francis Coquelin, who has been a revelation since returning from a loan spell at Charlton Athletic, that really caught the eye as City failed to make up ground on leaders Chelsea.
Wenger believed that the performance and result showcased all of the attributes that have not been in evidence on big occasions in the past and moved to praise his side after the game for their display:
“I felt that we were well-disciplined, well-organised, had a good solidarity and overall we kept a good control of the game.”