Wenger hails complete performance

Sunday, 10, August, 2014
Arsene Wenger collects his Community Shield medal

Arsene Wenger described his team’s first half display in the FA Community Shield as a ‘complete performance’ after he watched his Gunners side run roughshod over Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.

The FA Cup holders ran out comfortable 3-0 winners courtesy of goals from Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud.

And after the game the Arsenal boss was quick to heap praise on his charges.

"I felt we had a complete performance in the first half and we stuck together well in the second half," said Wenger.

"Today was good preparation - it was important to win today and now we focus on a very different game next week.

"It was important for our confidence to win the game, we also had a quality performance and that is comforting for me."

Wenger included  a trio of new signings in his starting eleven and admitted he was pleased with all three but was quick to point out that there’s still more to come from his most expensive acquisition of this summer.

“For a 19 year-old, Calum Chambers had an outstanding performance today. He was very impressive,” the Gunners boss told the assembled media.

Debuchy was excellent, Alexis was lively and was always a threat but he is not quite ready."

One of the keys to Arsenal’s victory was some ruthless finishing which saw the Gunners score with three of their four shots on target.

And Wenger admits that his forward line is now one to be feared.

I have more attacking options than I've had for a long time - that's for sure,” said Wenger.

“We are a strong squad."