But we knew this year it was going to be very competitive.
"I feel that he is back physically, with focus", Wenger told the club's official website. Forget about last Saturday.
A failure to build on promising foundations has been a repeated pattern in the Hammers' lurching season, and by the end of the first half, they were defending deep and none too convincingly. But we need that win. We have gone through a bad period, but I have never questioned the mentality in the team. There is a reason for that also. We needed to go back to basics and we did against West Ham. "But we have to win it, and we have to show everything".
Spurs eventually turned it around and left the Liberty Stadium with all three points, ensuring that the Hammers still have some breathing space between themselves and Saturday's opponents. It does not say that the game "blacksmith" weak. "It's true. If we are looking at the whole picture, it is".
"We can't go a goal behind and think the game is over". We know who we are playing against the rest of the season. We can't count on that.
'It is time to get points and get us out of possible trouble'. "It's not being negative, it is being realistic". We are in that fight.
"We are in the final sprint in the Premier League". Ozil received the ball on the edge of the 18-yard box and curled his shot under Randolph.
"He gives us fluency", he said.
Arsenal will look to close in on the top four when they entertain West Ham at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. But the home side overcame a lackluster first half to reignite its challenge for a Champions League qualification place.
"After the second goal it's very risky to play against them because when you have the ball they let you create and they take a risk staying up with a few players and when you lose the ball it's a problem for the defenders". They didn't create great chances, to be fair.
"They've had a lot of pressure on their backs and they could have just forgotten to celebrate the goal". Not a team of 11, a team of 60,000, plus 18 other players, staff, and many more.
Arsenal had the best of the first half, but it was after the break they took control of the game.