Wenger on victory, Giroud and momentum.

Arsenal secured a 2-1 win over Newcastle at St James' Park on Saturday, and Arsene Wenger was pleased with his side's performance on the day.

Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock in the 24th minute and went on to increase the deficit four minutes later, as the Gunners ended the first half with a comfortable two goal lead.

However, the Magpies responded through Maoussa Sissoko four minutes into the second half but they weren’t able to complete a comeback, and the north London side left Newcastle with three points.

"We have played four games in two weeks and three away games at Manchester, in Monaco and here today, and we’ve won all three.” Arsène Wenger told the media after the win, Arsenal.com reported.

"The last 40 minutes were difficult because our legs had gone a little bit and Newcastle played very well in the second half, but we had an outstanding second half going forward.

"We had a fluent game by creating chance after chance and in the second half we just had to show different qualities and hang on."

Giroud scored his tenth goal in twelve games and the Arsenal manager was happy with his all-round performance.

"He scores the goals, he fights hard and keeps the ball up front. He had a good game again today," Wenger said.

And regarding going unbeaten for the rest of the campaign, he replied: “I don’t change my mind on what I just said to you. Nobody can predict that. What we try to do is to win the next game and then after that, the other one.

“Now we have an international break where everybody goes on international duty. Let’s hope everybody comes back fit because you could see that a few players were tired today.”

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