Arsenal smashed Hull City 4-0 on Tuesday night to book their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and Arsene Wenger said patience was vital in the triumph on Humberside. The Gunners bounced back to winning ways as Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott scored a brace each at the KC stadium.
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Arsene Wenger: Patience was vital to our FA Cup win over Hull City. And, Wenger was pleased with his side's all round display as they are on course for a third successive FA Cup title.
“In the first half we needed patience because they played very deep, similar to when we played at Emirates Stadium,” he told Arsenal Player, arsenal.com quoted. “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.”