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Wenger: Arsenal must not rest on their laurels

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned his side that they must not take their foot off the pedal following their 2-0 victory over Liverpool on Saturday.

Strikes from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey sealed victory over the Reds at the Emirates to put the North London club five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

But the Gunners face a tricky week as they travel to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night in the Champions League, followed by a trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Sunday.

Wenger was pleased with his team’s performance against Liverpool and praised his defence for keeping Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho at bay.

“We passed (the test against Liverpool) in a convincing way,” the Frenchman told Arsenal Player. “I must say we had a good dynamic going forward, technically we were outstanding and defensively very strong.

“The focus of the team and the togetherness you could feel from the outside, they refused to lose this game and you could feel that from the start.”

The Arsenal boss insisted that his side must not miss the opportunity to build on the victory by taking a breather now though.

“(We will) take a lot of encouragement from it and continue to develop as a team, and as well be cautious and be on our toes, because we changed it in an emphatic way, so lets make sure we continue to grow and not think, ‘OK, let’s have a little breather’.”

The Gunners were beaten by Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium in their previous Champions League encounter, but were able to take positives from the game despite Robert Lewandowski’s late winner.

For much of the second half they looked the more likely side to win the match, and they will no doubt be looking for revenge in Germany on Wednesday.

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