Arsene Wenger has called on his team to retain humility after a 2-0 win over FC Basel last night that saw them play scintillating football at times.
Arsenal should have been out of sight at half-time, creating but not finishing fantastic chances, but overall the Frenchman was pleased with how his team performed.
All the same, he’s sounded a warning to them that they have to maintain this level of effort and not get carried away just yet.
“It was a game of top quality in the first half, the pace and technical quality of our movement.” he said.
“We created a lot of opportunities. I regret a bit we didn’t take enough of the chances we created, but it’s a good basis to have a thirst for more.
“In the second half we eased a bit off, couldn’t score the third goal, but it’s hard to maintain that pace and accuracy in the passing and speed of the game for 90 minutes. The first half was top, top quality like we produced against Chelsea.
“It’s down to hard work, but also to belief. Belief comes with the last few results. The confidence comes from the last few results.
“We hadn’t beat Chelsea at home for a few games, and now it looks like we’re playing with full power and pace. Now it’s about continuing to improve. We know we can be better. That will be down to humility, starting tomorrow morning again and focusing on the next game.”
It was a return to the kind of football that hasn’t been seen with enough frequency over the last little while, so fingers crossed they can keep it up.