Arsenal is keeping pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after a convincing 3-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday.
The Gunners sits in second place, level on points (25) with leaders Manchester City who leads on goal difference.
Manager Arsene Wenger was pleased with the way his team battled throughout the game, and after Olivier Giroud scored the opening goal early in the second half, the Gunners dominated the game. Laurent Koscielny and Joel Campbell also got on the scoresheet for Arsenal.
“It is always a difficult game, we were a bit edgy [in the first half] but in fairness Swansea showed quality again today,” Wenger told arsenal.com after the game. “They are maybe going through a spell where they have less confidence but they are a good side. In the first half, it was difficult but in the second half we upped our purpose, our tempo and had more purpose in our passing, with pace in our combinations. Once we scored the first goal we were the dominant team and won the game normally.”
Wenger also declined to comment on Chelsea’s poor run of form as the reigning champions lost 3-1 to Liverpool earlier in the day. The result puts Chelsea in 15th place with just 11 points in 11 games.
“I think it is better I don’t talk too much about that,” Wenger said. “Let’s focus on our game. We have made a little difference with some teams. Let’s focus on the quality of our game and keep a good balance between hunger, humility and confidence and not look too much at the other teams.”
Next up for Arsenal is a trip to Germany for a meeting with Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.