Date: 15th May 2017 at 8:46pm
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Manager Arsene Wenger has praised the Arsenal team for sticking together as we took all three points from Stoke City this weekend.

Travelling to the Bet365 Stadium, an Olivier Giroud brace, with further goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez gave us the comfortable four one victory on the day and it left our top four hopes more than alive as the season draws to a close.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference as we took a very important three points, Wenger explained.

‘I`m pleased with the result of course, but I think we were a team who were dominant, had a good structure in the game, who were patient, intelligent and stuck together in a moment where Stoke tried to make it rough for us. There was a patch in the second half where we had to stick together on a few corners.’

Asked about the physical aspects of the game, Wenger wouldn’t be drawn on whether or not the hosts were ‘unfairly rough’.

‘I don`t say that. I think in the first half we were dominant throughout the game but in the second half they made it a bit more physical. We had to find some resources and keep our nerves to continue with the desire to play. We did that well.’

Pushed on top four hopes with the lay of the table, Wenger went on to say.

‘I don`t know. We have 69 points, so let`s focus on making that 72 on Tuesday night. After that we`ll see. I feel that the team looks strong and solid at the moment. Let`s just focus on the quality of our team and continue to develop what we do.’

With speculation that a one year extension to his deal had been done ahead of the game, he explained.

‘There is no information about that. Nothing.’

And on the planes.

‘When you say ‘the fans`, who do you mean by that? I`m paid to do my job for a club I love. I will do that will full commitment for as long as I`m here. I`m not influenced by that at all. All I can do is do my best. We have 69 points today, so let`s make it 72 on Tuesday. After that, I will give my best for the values of the club and the club as long as I am here.’

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