Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed the form of duo Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey after they both scored during the side's 3-1 pre-season victory against Manchester City.

Ramsey played a delightful through ball for Walcott's goal against City on Saturday and then the Englishman repaid the favour by putting through Ramsey, who eventually slotted past Joe Hart to double the Gunners' lead.

It was Walcott who was once again the creator after he put through Olivier Giroud, who made it 3-0 to Arsene Wenger's side.

The victory against the Premier League outfit was just the ending Arsenal would have wanted to their pre-season and it means they won five out of their seven friendlies over the summer.

Throughout the games, both Walcott and Ramsey have put in some great performances for the north London club and Wenger believe confidence is high within the squad ahead of the new season.

“It's important to be confident, especially when you score three goals,” the manager told Arsenal Player. 

“It's good to keep the urgency high as well and I think we will do that. The team has a good attitude, good spirit and you could see that again here.

“Walcott put in a great performance. I'm happy with both sides of his game - he defended very well and [set up] two goals. His game has improved tremendously because he's an intelligent player. When you're intelligent, you always improve.

“I have always believed in Aaron and I think he has shown again what a tremendous engine and what desire he has. His vision has improved and his tactical aspect has improved a lot. He's growing into a very strong player.”

Wenger also commented on his side's performance at the weekend and he revealed that he was delighted with how his team looked.

“We had a fantastic fanbase here and it's good to make them happy,” he said. “I would like to thank them for turning up like that and supporting the team as they did.

“It was a good game with a big intensity - a real Premier League level with the same intensity. I'm happy with many aspects of our game. We have some small points to work on but overall it's very positive.”


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