Wenger salutes his 'outstanding' Gunners

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to his players following the 4-0 demolition of Wigan at the DW Stadium.

Goals from Mikel Arteta, Thomas Vermaelen, Gervinho and Robin Van Persie helped the Gunners to an emphatic victory over Roberto Martinez's side, moving the north London outfit into fifth in the Barclays Premier League table.

It was a performance that unsurprisingly delighted the Frenchman, who was particularly pleased with the team effort from his side in Lancashire.

"Wigan started well, created some dangerous situations and surprised us at the start. After that 15 minutes we took control of the game and never looked like losing that. Maybe a bit in the first five minutes of the second half," Wenger told the official Arsenal website.

"But overall we had a good team performance defensively and offensively. The confidence is there and you could feel that in the way we played today.

"I can only congratulate the team. They are growing and they are getting better and better. You could see there is something there to work on."

Wenger was also delighted with the even distribution of goals between his team, with four different scorers answering some of the critics suggesting the club are over-reliant on Robin Van Persie.

Whilst the prolific Dutchman added to his personal total, the goal of Gervinho gave manager Wenger reason to cheer.

"I am happy that Gervinho scored, I am happy that we scored goals of course," added the manager.

"But I am also happy that other players scored, and that Robin van Persie did as well. It is good for the morale of the team and overall I know they can do it."

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