Arsene Wenger hailed Arsenal for digging in and seeing the game out as they beat West Ham in the EFL Cup.
Danny Welbeck scored the crucial goal on the brink of half time as the Gunners won 1-0 to book their place in the competition’s semi-finals.
Reflecting on the game, Wenger said it was satisfying to win when his side were not at their best after the break.
“I felt we played with quality and spirt and pace in the first half.
“For 90 minutes we looked solid defensively.
“Second half we lost a bit of pace and were less creative. So it was down to not making a mistake.
“Overall it’s a positive night, other than we lost Olivier Giroud [to injury]. It doesn’t look very good for him. I think he’s out of Friday night [against Liverpool].”