Wenger hails start of healing process



Leyton Orient fans must have feared the worst as they turned up to cheer their side on at the Emirates last night.

Arsenal, off the back of that shock Carling Cup defeat last weekend, needed to let their frustration out, and the back of the Orient net seemed the logical solution.

Bendtner, who didn’t feature on Sunday found it three times as Arsenal romped to a 5-0 success, booking themselves a quarter final tie with league leaders Manchester United.

Wengers side are still on course for a treble, and travel to Barcelona for their tough second leg last 16 Champions League match, but they do take a 2-1 lead with them.

Talking about the response from his teams after the weekends disappointment Wenger said, “It was a good response, we took the game in a serious way. It was good to win the game.

“We are in a fantastic run. On Sunday we lost a game in special circumstances.”

The only worry on the night came when Rosicky went off injured, and looked set to join Fabregas, Van Persie, Walcott and Song on an ever growing Arsenal injury list.

Wenger said his player had “a little concussion from an accidental elbow” but that he should be “all right”.

Wenger was also pleased with his strikers, after Chamakh added to Bendtners hat trick.

“We cannot afford other injuries and for them to score is a bonus for us as we have so many games,” said Wenger.

He added: “It will be interesting until the end of the season.

“Every game now is a cup game – we had one tonight and will have one on Saturday.

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