Date: 26th September 2017 at 2:24pm
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Manager Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Mohamed Elneny and Nacho Monreal following last night’s victory over West Bromwich Albion.

Hosting the side at the Emirates Stadium for the game, Arsenal took the two nil victory over Tony Pulis’ side with both goals coming from Alexandre Lacazette.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following the game, Wenger knew the first half had been pretty level but he was pleased to see improvement in the second period.

‘The first half was quite even and West Brom played quite well. They were very physical, very well organised as they usually are. Overall we were maybe lucky in one special circumstance, but we were 1-0 up at half-time and in the second half we controlled the game well and I think we deserved to win.’

With Lacazette taking the headlines with is brace, Wenger went on to say.

‘Yes, he has found confidence and I believe he is adapting quickly to the demands of the Premier League. I think it’s quite positive. Now he has to score away from home, but he was unlucky as well away to Stoke I must say. Overall it’s a good sign that he keeps scoring at home.’

The gaffer was also pleased with an improving partnership with Alexis Sanchez.

‘Both of them can score goals, both of them can give assists so I expect a positive response from them on that. We work on the partnership in training of course, but the best way is to play together in competitive circumstances, so I believe that will come very quickly.’

Wenger went on to pick out the ‘outstanding’ performances of Monreal an Elneny across the 90 minutes.

‘They were outstanding, both of them. I am pleased for both of them of course, but especially for Elneny because he has not always played, but what he did tonight was very positive. The two of them are top players who have a fantastic mentality.’

He ended by talking about momentum in the group and how he was pleased with our overall performances so far this year.

‘Yes, and I believe you see that we are much stable defensively now. At the start of the season we conceded too many goals, and you have no hope if you always concede goals, and on that front we have stabilised very well.’

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