Arsenal boss Pedro Martinez Losa was happy to see his side 'send a message' to their league rivals in their 2-0 win over Bristol Academy.
The result saw the Gunners move up to second in Women's Super League One.
"We had good energy, pressing high and playing good football," he told BBC Sport. "Today we sent a message of the kind of football we can play.
"This will help the team have more energy, motivation and confidence. Last year we were not in this position."
|A better start than 2014|
|Arsenal picked up just one point from their first four league games last season|
|They had to wait until the final day of the 2014 season to record their first home league win of the campaign|
Arsenal were knocked out the FA Women's Cup by London-rivals Chelsea on Sunday, but Martinez Losa was pleased with his player's positive reaction.
"The other day, it looks like a drama. Now we are second in the table," he added.
"Now we are going to Manchester with the same number of points.
The Gunners travel to Manchester City on Sunday, while early league-leaders Chelsea host reigning-champions Liverpool.