Wenger Satisfied With Goals Nature, Jokes About Going to Church.

Arsenal 4 1 Newcastle

After Arsenal's 4-1 win against Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium last Saturday, Arsene Wenger revealed he is pleased with not just the performance of his boys but also with the manner of goals they scored.

Olivier Giroud opened scoring with a superb header from an Alexis cross and got another from a flick, still from another cross by Hector Bellerin. Birthday boy, Santi Cazorla was not left out of the show. The Spanish midfielder also got a brace via a mouth-watering chip before closing the day with a 'Panenka' style penalty.

During his media chat at the end of the match, the Arsenal boss said, “The first three goals were great and I couldn’t see what was wrong with the Welbeck goal in the first half! I have to see it again but we always looked like we could score goals.

“Giroud’s first was a great goal. The Santi Cazorla goal was a great goal as well and a great pass from Alexis Sanchez. Bellerin got the ball from Oxlade-Chamberlain and made a great cross that Olivier deflected in with the outside of his boot. We scored great goals.”

The Frenchman also expressed satisfaction with the team's display especially in defence. The Gunners have conceded just twice in two consecutive 4-1 victories since losing to Stoke.

“In the last six games we’ve won five. We need a few more wins to completely lift the confidence. You could see at some stage we were a bit edgy sometimes when it was 3-1 and the crowd as well felt the ghost of Anderlecht here a little bit. We need a few more games.

“I felt that even defensively we looked comfortable and the balance was right.”

The last 16 draw of the UEFA Champions League will hold today and the Gunners will find out who they are going to play in the next stage. In recent years, they had not been so lucky with the picks, this year might be the same. As the runner-up from Group D, there is the tendency that they'll be given any of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich but Wenger does not pray that happens and that was why he joked about going to church yesterday.

“We have been well served in the recent years. Maybe I will go to church over the weekend,” he quipped.

Arsenal fans will be hoping they avoid any of the very deadly teams named above in the next stage and meet either Monaco, Atletico Madrid or FC Porto.

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