Wenger: I never expected be in this position a month ago
Published 22:27 24/03/12 By Derick Allsop
Arsenal strengthened their hold on third place as Arsene Wenger hailed his Gunners after a seventh league win on the spin set them up for more Champions League football.
After watching his side beat Aston Villa 3-0 at the Emirates to move three points ahead of Tottenham, Arsenal boss Wenger said: “We have gone through difficult times and I never expected to be in this position a month ago. It was a dream to be in third place.
“The great thing is we have kept a very positive attitude, although when the results were not as good I never felt we were playing badly.
Kieran Gibbs’ first ever league goal for the club set them on their way – and goals from Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta completed the Villains’ misery.
“You need full backs who go forward,” added Wenger. “There is a lot of confidence and we are scoring goals from all over now, not just through Robin van Persie.”
“There is now more variation in our play. Theo put in a very good performance and scored a great goal. But it was made by a great pass by Alex Song who, for a defensive midfielder, gets an incredible number of assists.”
“But Champions League football is not guaranteed. There are eight games left and they are all finals.”