Arsene Wenger has reacted to the win over BATE Borisov, the form of Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott, and the record low turnout at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal defeated BATE Borisov 6-0 on Thursday night to round-off the Europa League group stage.
The team played with confidence from the very beginning and made the gap in quality painfully apparent to the visiting team.
It was Arsene Wenger’s 700th win as Arsenal manager, and one that he feels was very stylish.
“You can say the opponent was not at the level of the Premier League, and I would agree with you, but you can only do your job and that’s what we did, in a convincing way with remarkable spirit and finished well the job in this group stage. That’s basically it.”
Key to the good performance was the form of Jack Wilshere.
The midfielder put in a dominant display that saw him score his first goal for the club since May 2015 and create several chances for his teammates.
Wenger was pleased with how sharp he looked.
Another player to end a long goal draught was Mathieu Debuchy.
The right back opened the scoring with a thunderous drive that few expected.
Wenger feels the Frenchman is fit and ready to play Premier League football again.
The game was played in front of a record-low crowd of 30,000. Given that Arsenal had already won the group and were playing low-standard opposition, Wenger does not blame the fans for staying away.
Arsenal will discover who they will face in the round of 32 on Monday afternoon.
With the standard of opposition set to increase, Wenger will have to decide if he can play a weakened team or not.