Arsenal boss Wenger pleased with his debutants in narrow Swansea win

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was pleased with his debutants in victory over Swansea City. Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta started the 1-0 win, while Yossi Benayoun came on in the second-half.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was pleased with his debutants in victory over Swansea City.

Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta started the 1-0 win, while Yossi Benayoun came on in the second-half.

"Mertesacker was calm and composed - he just needs to adapt to the pace of the game. He looks very intelligent in his positioning. Arteta played very well, especially in the first half. In the second half it was more difficult for him but you can see he will give us some technical security that this team needs and he wants to play like we play," said Wenger.

"He (Benayoun) brought us something when he came on because he was mobile, he was dynamic and he did well."

 

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