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03rd-Oct-2017

Arsenal can prove doubters wrong, says Wenger

By AFP, London


Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are ready to silence the critics who wrote them off in the aftermath of their humiliating loss against Liverpool.
Wenger's side have been revitalised since the 4-0 mauling at Anfield in August and they maintained that momentum with a 2-0 win over Brighton on Sunday.
Nacho Monreal's first Premier League goal since 2013 put Arsenal ahead in the early stages and Alex Iwobi wrapped up the points after the interval at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners have now taken 10 points from four league games since that embarrassment on Merseyside, a loss so woeful that it sparked fresh calls for Wenger's resignation from fans who had protested against him last season.
Wenger is convinced the transfer window, which shut days after the Liverpool defeat, had destabilised his team, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs leaving and Alexis Sanchez seeing his mooted move to Manchester City fall through.
Convinced Arsenal, who have won six of their last seven matches, are now unified again, Wenger believes they can enjoy a successful season. "I knew that after the game in Liverpool everybody would write us off and I knew it just depends on us, how much we respond," Wenger said.