Arsene Wenger: Beating Chelsea is one step but we need more consistency
Written by Jeffrey on November 1, 2011 15:00
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confessed that he is not surprised by the way the Gunners bounced back after suffering a disappointing start to the new season.
Speaking on Monday ahead of tonight’s game at the Emirates Stadium against Olympique Marseille, the Frenchman declared that he was always confident about the revival as the players are hungry for success and there is enough quality in his squad to achieve all objectives set by the Club.
Usually full of praise for his players even after a defeat, the Arsenal boss is this time more cautious as he continued by saying that although the Chelsea win was a very important result, there is still progress to be made as the Gunners desperately need consistency.
Asked if winning the title is a possibility for the Gunners, Wenger concluded by saying that first of all they have to move closer to the top of the table so as to recover all the points they dropped in their first set of games in the English Premier League.
On Monday, the manager said:
[Surprised with our revival?] No, I was always very confident, I knew that football games lie in details, we have seen that again on Saturday, even if it was a big win, it was a very tight game.
The team had been asked the question [about their attitude]. Among the players there is a huge desire to improve that is why I always believed in the team.
Beating Chelsea is one step. We still have some progress to make. What is important now is to play lots of big games and do well in them.
The celebrations after the Chelsea match were important because it shows how much the players want to win and how big the test was.
I believe to come back into the title race we need much more consistency in our results before we claim that.
We are closer to the Champions League places, the next thing is to get back closer to the teams at the top. It is our deep desire, but we need more time.
I don’t think we were this much in a crisis as people were saying but now we’re in November and we still have a lot of margin to improve.