Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger delighted with 'perfect week'

Laurent Koscielny and Santi Cazorla of Arsenal
Arsenal have won all four games they have played in October so far

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described his week as "perfect" after his side moved top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Everton.

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny scored as the Gunners followed up Tuesday's 2-0 win over German champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

It sees Arsenal move a point clear of Manchester City, who play on Sunday.

"It is a perfect week," said Wenger. "We have to keep the concentration, the togetherness and the humility."

"When you win such a big game like they did on Tuesday it shows a lot about the mentality of your team," added Wenger.

"That's why I'm very proud of my team because they've shown the ability to refocus."

Arsene Wenger
Mesut Ozil created the first goal, a host of chances for others and hit the post from range

Big change since opening day

Wenger was criticised in some quarters after a summer in which goalkeeper Petr Cech was his only major signing and defeat at home to West Ham on the opening day added to scrutiny.

But just one defeat - to Chelsea - in the nine league games which have followed have moved his side top of the table for the first time since February 2014.

The 66-year-old - who said the Everton win provided a "massive three points" - admits he did not envisage such a turnaround so quickly after the first game.

"I believe that we will keep that solidarity, that desire to do well and I think we are well focused to do well," he added.

Mesut the magician

The Arsenal boss, without a league-title win since 2004, admitted he will rest players for Tuesday's League Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday but the depth of his squad was on show as his side's two goals in two minutes proved enough to beat Everton.

His decision to start Giroud ahead of Theo Walcott up front was vindicated as the Frenchman opened the scoring, while special praise was given to Mesut Ozil, who created the first goal and excelled throughout.

"He is a top class player, honestly, rather than talking about him I would rather watch him again," Wenger told reporters.

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