Wenger: 'We felt superior and we were'

Last updated : 03 October 2007 By Chris Parry
"We decided to put pace in the game and score early, but we did not manage to do it. We felt superior and we were - but as long as you do not score you must not become too nervous or impatient, and therefore open to the counter attack.

"We kept going, were intelligent and in the end scored the goal which gave us a deserved win."

"Patience is linked with maturity and we were conscious of that at half-time.

"The turning point was maybe they had a chance when their player went through, who I thought was offside. They could not take their chance and after that, Van Persie put one in the net."

"It says something about the focus of the team. Even though it was not the most glamorous of games, we had good focus and good team display. Overall the team is hungry."

"That is now our challenge - how long can we extend this run? How can we try to be inspired by that kind of consistency, but it is too early to compare a run like we did before. In 49 and nine, there is 40 games difference. Let's go step by step and try to win the next game, which is Sunderland at home."

"Steaua deserve a lot of credit because they did fight and chased the ball. They defended very well and their plan was to catch us on the counter-attack. They finished very tired because they gave absolutely everything."