Reports are out claiming that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left pleased by his side’s ‘patient’ display in the 4-0 victory over Hull City.
Arsenal navigated a potentially tricky FA Cup 5th Round clash against the Tigers with a convincing victory but despite the comprehensive final score, the Gunners were made to work really hard – especially during the first half.
The Frenchman was thrilled by how his side managed to avoid frustration against a dour Hull outfit and is now looking forward to advancing further in the competition when they square off against Watford this weekend.
Wenger told Arsenal Player: “In the first half we needed patience because they played very deep, similar to when we played at Emirates Stadium.
“The patience was important and to keep the ball moving and to get them tired and find the opening without being exposed to counter attacks.
“I would say our technical quality and mobility gave them many problems. We played at a higher pace technically and as long as we could maintain that they were in trouble.
“We had a difficult period at the start of the second half and then after that our technical superiority took over and we scored some convincing goals.
“We have another challenge on Sunday against Watford and hopefully we manage to do it again. Everyone loves this competition but it is difficult to be unbeaten and when you are beaten you are out.”
Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott both scored doubles as they cup holders booked their place in the final eight for yet another season.