Arsene Wenger says he doesn’t really care who scores, once somebody does, after two of his summer signings helped the Gunners to a 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest last night.
Granit Xhaka cracked in another long distance belter, while £17m signing Lucas Perez scored twice as he opened his Arsenal account. It must have pleased the manager for the new boys to contribute so well to the win, but he seemed keen to stress the collective effort as most important.
“Honestly, for me the most important is that we win the game, not who scores,” he said. “It’s not so important.
“Individually, it’s good because he can convince people that he has the level to play for us and it will help himself as well to grow in belief.”
And the Frenchman was pleased with the way his team, after 11 changes, performed against what might have been tricky opposition.
“I think everybody was focused to play the way we want to play football, sharp movement of the ball, great mobility in our team, always quick to move the ball and overall it was a convincing performance,” he said.
“Overall I felt that technically we played well, our combinations worked well and we played at a high pace and that’s where we made the difference in the game.
“We had some young players who did well and Lucas scored as well so it’s a positive night.”