Gibbs: Why I was still not happy on Wednesday
Kieran Gibbs has admitted that there was still something to be unsatisfied about from Wednesday’s Champions League affair with Ludogorets.
The Gunners secured a 6-0 victory over the Bulgarian side as Mesut Ozil scored the first hat-trick of his career in a second-half full of goals.
However, Arsenal’s ruthless display following the restart came after a tricky first half which saw Ludogorets threaten to score on several occasions through counter-attacks before hitting the woodwork.
According to Gibbs, who was handed a rare start on Wednesday, the team was not happy with the way they were almost denied a clean sheet in the opening 45 minutes.
“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.”