Arsenal now sits atop Champions League Group A, thanks to a 6-0 thumping of Bulgarian side Ludogrets last Wednesnay.
The players have been lavished with high-praises for the form that culminated in their seventh win in a row but Kieran Gibbs, who was handed a rare start, has revealed that the team was not happy as they were almost denied a clean sheet in the first half.
Ludogret had a fair share of chances but failed to take any of them. Arsenal turned out the most clinical between the two teams but Gibbs said:
“I think to be honest the score only reflected the second-half performance,” Kieran told Arsenal Player. “I thought we were a bit slow out of the blocks.
“To be fair to them I think they are a good team and they can play. We have got to be careful when we go there in a couple of weeks time, because it will be a tough test for us.
“We spoke at half-time because we wanted to change something. I don’t think there was too much wrong, I just felt that we gave the ball away a bit too easily in the first half.
“Our quality came out in the second half and we came out a different team. We found our groove a bit more in the final third. We connected a bit better as a team and the goals came thick and fast in the end.
“That’s what we have to do from now on, we want to keep that level of consistency that we showed in the second half, throughout all the games.”