Arsene Wenger: Lucas Perez showing his quality at Arsenal already

Despite being rejected by Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, Wenger brought in the likes of Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez as Arsenal chase their first Premier League title since 2004.

"Thanks for the "super" treatment last night, Gooners".

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side had to work hard to beat Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening.

He said: "I told the players that; that previous year, in the first round of this cup we won at Tottenham and after we went to Sheffield Wednesday and lost 3-0 because we were not ready mentally for the commitment of the Championship".

"But the most important thing for me is that we win the game".

Eight goals in their last two games have lifted spirits around the Emirates, with Xhaka also now in the limelight after he scored a goal in each of Arsenal's previous two match-ups. "But overall it is basically a first-team squad", Wenger said on www.arsenal.com.

Arsene Wenger has urged former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner to seize the chance to restart his career with Nottingham Forest this season. We saw during the Euro 2016 tournament this summer that our new signing had a good football brain and the ability to control a game and set the tempo with his passing from the middle of the pitch. "We played with a good team dynamic and that's the way we wanted to play".

Kieran Gibbs is likely to replace Nacho Monreal at left-back while we could get a first glimpse of Mathieu Debuchy this season as the Frenchman is still an Arsenal player after failing to secure a move during the summer transfer window. A draw between the two teams is 10/3. Though the Chile global has impressed with three goals and two assists so far this term, he is better suited to a wide role now occupied by Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi.

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  • Julie Sanders