While the French manager was thrilled at the manner of the 3-1 victory against Bolton which lifted the north London side to the top of the table, he then reflected on the bigger picture.
The Gunners managed to achieve the points even though Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott were both rested and on the bench.
Like near neighbours Blackburn the previous week, Bolton were cut open on their own inhospitable patch.
It was little wonder Wenger was in bullish mood when he stated: "I rested Walcott and Van Persie but you could see we had good players coming on.
"You cannot play possibly 60 games with just 11 men. It is very important that you are fresh, especially if you play up front where every second is important.
"There is a lot of quality still at home if you consider Nasri, Rosicky, Silvestre and Eduardo are all injured."