Arsene Wenger pleased with Arsenal’s ‘efficiency’ at The Emirates
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Pole Wojciech Szczesny is developing into a "very strong goalkeeper"
Arsene Wenger has hailed Arsenal’s “efficiency” at The Emirates this season.
The Gunners currently have the best defensive record in the Premier League after conceding just 19 goals in 22 games – and only six at Emirates Stadium.
Maybe what is even more important is to have that solidarity at home
And Wenger believes Arsenal’s “defensive solidity” has been a big part of their rise to the top of the Premier League table.
“That defensive solidity of course is the basic work you have to do to be efficient at home,” Wenger told Arsenal’s website.
“Maybe what is even more important is to have that solidarity at home because it gives you time to fatigue your opponent, time to stretch them, time to dominate them and get the game completely in their own half.
“The longer that lasts the more you have chances to score.”
Wenger also believes that Wojciech Szczesny has become more mature and the Gunners man is among the top five goalkeepers in the Premier League.
“Certainly a part of his improvement is mental because he’s more mature,” Wenger added.
“His decision-making is cleaner, sharper, quicker. He was always a very talented boy but because he’s intelligent he learns quickly from experience.
“I’m happy that I always gave him the confidence because he’s developing very well into a very strong goalkeeper and today certainly nobody would question that he’s one of the top five goalkeepers in the Premier League.”