Arsene Wenger lauds special Arsenal side

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 20:20

France: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised his side`s "special" performance after they battled to a 2-1 win at Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday.

Goals from Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey made sure of the three points, before Jordan Ayew netted a late consolation from the penalty spot for the hosts.

The victory made it a club-record 10 straight away wins for Wenger`s side and the Frenchman, who took Arsenal to the Champions League final in 2006, was quick to praise his side for a resolute and patient display.

"It [the away record] shows that maybe defensively we are a bit more stable and a bit more serene," he told Sky Sports.

"It was important for us not to give the first goal away, Marseille had an excellent first half.

"We were a bit timid and in the second half we grew up and took advantage of our good moments in the game. It was a victory linked with patience and experience.

"We have all these players who can make something special, I knew that it would be a difficult game, [Marseille have] a passionate crowd, players of quality, Marseille is a good side."

Ramsey`s strike made it five goals in seven appearances for the Wales international so far this season and the 22-year-old is eager to help Arsenal continue their recent impressive form.

"It`s [the victory] vital, we have a tough group and it was important to get off to a good start and get three points," Ramsey said.

"I`m happy with the way I`m playing, I`m playing with confidence, I`m getting into positions and putting them away at the moment.

"I think it`s just as important to keep that run going, our away form has been fantastic. Hopefully we can continue to build on that."

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First Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 20:20

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