Arsene Wenger: My one regret about Arsenal’s win over Stoke
Arsene Wenger reflects on his Arsenal side's 2-0 win over Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday
Arsene Wenger admits that he was disappointed by Arsenal’s failure to convert more of their chances after the Gunners sealed a 2-0 win over Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Theo Walcott opened the scoring in the 31st minute in north London when he controlled Mesut Ozil’s long ball and coolly slotted past Jack Butland.
The Gunners looked confident throughout and enjoyed 68 per cent of the possession at Emirates Stadium.
Substitute Olivier Giroud sealed victory late on with a header in the 85th minute to hand Arsenal back to back wins and lift them up to second in the table, five points behind early leaders Manchester City.
Speaking after the game, Wenger admitted his delight at the performance but conceded that he was disappointed his side were unable to convert more of their 29 shots.
Wenger told BBC Sport: “We had to wait to make sure of our victory but I thought our performance was convincing. In the first half our movement was outstanding and we created a lot.
“In the second half our pace dropped maybe a little bit in our passing but we continuously created chances and overall it was a strong performance.
“My only regret is that there is too big a difference between the number of chances we made and the number of goals we scored but that will come.”
Arsenal’s next Premier League game is a trip to Chelsea next Saturday lunchtime.