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Wenger hails 'mature' performance

Arsene Wenger was delighted with his teams latest performance (©GettyImages)
Arsene Wenger was delighted with his teams latest performance (©GettyImages).

Arsene Wenger highlighted ‘maturity’ as one of the main reasons behind his team’s
narrow 1-0 victory last night, in a game that saw Aaron Ramsey score his 11th goal of the season as Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

The Gunners moved three points clear at the top of Group F and became the first English team to win at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund.

After the game, the north London club’s manager was impressed by his team’s performance and complimented the more experienced players that contributed towards the eye-catching win.

Wenger told Sky Sports: “We looked stable defensively. We were under pressure but we had a good mixture of technical awareness and attitude. Overall it was a very mature performance.

“If you look at the results they have made at home in the Champions League, not many teams have achieved that.”

He continued: "We looked more stable defensively because we have experience in midfield not to lose the ball in stupid positions.

"Dortmund are especially dangerous when you lose the ball, and to counter that, you need maturity. I have a lot of respect for Dortmund because they are a very good side.”

Despite also sitting top of the Premier League, the 64-year-old doesn’t want his team to take their eye of the ball and after last night’s impressive result, the Arsenal boss wants a repeat performance against Manchester United this weekend.

"I just hope that it strengthens the belief of my team that we can put another great performance in," he said.

"You know we have another massive game on Sunday, and we want that kind of performance again."

Arsenal fans will be hoping their team can complete a memorable treble, with a win at Old Trafford meaning the London club will have beaten Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United in the space of eight days.

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