While sterner tests will lie ahead for Wenger's side, both at home and in Europe, the young Gunners showed again this could just be the season they finally come of age.
"We played the game we wanted to play, at a high pace and with top technical quality, a creative attitude, good concentration and a good collective spirit," said Wenger.
"It is the philosophy of our game and we managed to express that."
The Gunners boss continued: "We have a big potential, but I have always believed in this team. I have a problem to convince you.
"They are now 22 or 23 and continue to grow, that is normal, but is sometimes difficult for others to accept. For me, what they did at 20 was exceptional."