Arsene Wenger happy with 2-0 win over Manchester City.

Wenger pleased with Arsenal performance.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping the Gunners' 2-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad will help boost the belief of his squad for the rest of the campaign.

The Frenchman had his plan absolutely spot on and it was executed as his side secured three points over Pellegrini's side.

Santi Cazorla silenced the Manchester City fans with his goal from the penalty spot in the first half after City captain Vincent Kompany fouled Nacho Monreal in the box and Olivier Giroud sealed the victory as he increased the deficit when he headed home Cazorla's free-kick in the 66th minute.

The win moved the Gunners to fifth position one point behind the fourth spot in the Premier League table and Wenger who said on Friday that they lost the title last season due to their away display against the league's top sides was delighted with the triumph over the Citizens on Sunday.

“We looked in control away from home and we finally got a big win in a big game away from home,” said Wenger as The Sport Review quoted.

“What is pleasing is that reinforces the belief of the team. To feel that you can do well is very important.”

Wenger continued: “I felt that we were well-disciplined, well-organised, had a good solidarity and overall we kept a good control of the game. We could even have done better on counter-attacks.

“We played high up in their half and very deep in our half and it worked. Sometimes, the fact that you have to find solutions internally is a blessing.

“People are very quick on their judgement, you forget that we had many defenders out all season, as you saw today the centre-backs are a good partnership and it takes time to get back to that level.

“It’s down to everybody doing their job. The first goal dictates the way of the game in these big games – today we scored first.”