Three of Arsenal's goals at Everton on Saturday came from balls hoofed forward and Wenger added: "Our goals did come from long balls but that was because Everton stopped us playing and we had to go a little bit longer.
"I feel when you go with a direct style, you have to have two strikers and recently we have only played with one up front.
"I feel Adebayor and Bendtner have that kind of presence so, sometimes, it is useful to play long balls to them.
"I feel you have to accept all kinds of options. Sometimes it's a long ball and sometimes it's a short ball.
"It was even more important for us to do that here because, after a year when we have shown huge improvement, it was good to end it on top of the league."