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16 Sep 2010

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes they will be hard to stop this season after demolishing Braga 6-0 in their opening Champions League game.

The Gunners got off to a dream start in Group H and Wenger said: "We want to maintain a high quality in every game we play and we think we can do better.

"We believe when we play like that it will be very hard to stop us.

"What is important is that we keep our humility and our concentration and then we will have a chance of success."

Wenger, whose team are second in the Premier League with 10 points from their first four games, added: "What pleased me most was the quality of our collective game, because everyone did really well in patches.

"I believe people who like football will have enjoyed the game because we played exceptionally well. The key now is to balance the competitions that means we will rotate from game to game.

"We play many away games after the Champions League so it's important we deal with that, but the team is hungry and ambitious so I think it is possible."

Captain Cesc Fabregas was in inspirational form as he struck twice, with Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh and a Carlos Vela double making it an emphatic scoreline.

Wenger believes the blossoming partnership in midfield between Fabregas - who was strongly linked with a return to Barcelona in the summer - and Jack Wilshere will help the 18-year-old fulfil his potential.

"It is difficult to compare Cesc and Jack, though of course they both have exceptional talent," said Wenger, who has now seen his side score 16 goals in their three homes games this season.

"What is fantastic is for a player of Wilshere's age to see someone like Fabregas close up, to play with him - he will learn a lot by doing so because he's such an intelligent player.

"Cesc has a fantastic influence. People forget he is 23, when other players start. What is important is that he leads the team to winning.

"What I like is he gave the ball to Vela when he could have tried to score a third himself - that reflects the way we want to play the game and on a leader who does what the game wants, not being selfish.

"He arrived here at the age of 16 and enjoys the way we play. What more do you want to be happy?"


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