By Emma Sanders
Arsene Wenger admitted he wasn’t fully happy with Arsenal’s result despite his side claiming victory against Swansea on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners boss said after the game, it was hard for him to be completely pleased because Arsenal could have thrown away the victory.
Wenger’s side recorded a 3-2 win against Swansea at the Emirates thanks to a brace from Theo Walcott and a third by Mesut Ozil.
“I have some mixed feelings because it looked at some points comfortable and then it never was,” Wenger BBC Sport’s website after full-time.
“We could never capitalise on the two-goal cushion but at least we got the three points.
“I would say when we went two goals ahead, we lost our focus and when you are playing a team who are down in the bottom and trying to stay in the Premier League, you can’t do that.”
Walcott produced another good performance for Arsenal, despite struggling to hit the ground running for England during the international break.
It was the 27 year-old’s sixth and seventh goal of the season (five in the Premier League) as Ozil added his third league goal before Swansea’s Borja Baston threatened to get his side back into the game.
Wenger had praise for his pacey winger, but admitted his confidence may have been low during the break as he had featured very little for England in recent months.
Despite nervy performances last week for his country, Walcott was in top form once again as Arsenal drew level on points with table-toppers, Manchester City.
“Theo Walcott had a difficult time with England but it may have been a lack of confidence as he has been out of the side for a while but not with Arsenal,” said Wenger.
“We finished with good solidarity and we made it over the line.
“We have the same number of points as Manchester City so if you look at their game today, it’s interesting but you have to be intelligent enough to see it over a longer distance.”
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