"We are heading in the right direction" says Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is convinced his side are heading in the right direction after securing three points over West Ham at Upton Park.

The Gunners fought really hard to seal a 2-1 win over Sam Allardyce's team on Sunday. Goals from Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck in the first half put the north London side in a good position.

In the second half, Cheikhou Kouyate scored for the Hammers and they went on mounting a lot of pressure on Arsenal hoping to get a point from the clash but Wenger's side stood firm as they left with all three points.

“I felt we played in a very convincing way,” the Arsenal boss told Sky Sports. “Always dangerous going forward, we defended very well from keeper to up front and everybody did their job very well.

“We still have a lot to do but I feel the last six or seven results we have been more consistent. We are going in the right direction, we have a difficult game against Southampton next so let’s recover and prepare well, we gave a lot in the last three days.”

The win over the Hammers moved Arsenal into fifth position in the Barclays Premier League table and West Ham moved down to sixth position.

Arsenal showed their resilience over a physical test by the Hammers, as they've been criticised on occasions for not showing character over teams who test them physically in the Premier League.

“We resisted well and were always there on the second ball,” Wenger added. “We came out a lot on counter attacks and created many chances.

“We played with 10 men against QPR and today we were tested in the air and responded very well, but when you have the defenders back in it makes a change.”

Regarding Alex Song's goal which was cancelled, Wenger said: “I was surprised, I didn’t see what was wrong. I didn’t see it from the bench.”

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