Martinez impresses Wenger

Arsene Wenger says Roberto Martinez has done "remarkably well" since taking over as Everton boss.

Last Updated: 08/12/13 at 15:20 Post Comment

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal host Everton on Sunday

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal host Everton on Sunday

Arsenal take on Everton on Sunday afternoon at the Emirates, with the visitors arriving on the back of a 1-0 victory over champions Manchester United.

Martinez took over from David Moyes at Everton, with Moyes moving on to Manchester United. The Toffees, in fifth in the Premier League table, currently enjoy a five-point advantage over United, but are seven behind leaders Arsenal.

Wenger has been impressed, saying: "Martinez has done remarkably well because they had difficult games. They have played many of the big teams in the league and overall are in a very strong position in the league.

"They have just come out of a win against Manchester United.

"We are lucky this season a little bit, because there is always a big warning before we play these teams they have exceptional results. That keeps us on our toes. We know for us it is a big game.

"I don't think that (complacency) is a danger because we are hungry and we want to win.

"We have just put a few results together that should make us and will make us more ambitious, but as well conscious that in every single game you need to put a top level performance in.

"It is a continuity as well because since the beginning of 2013 we have been quite consistent in our results, but now we have a big week in front of us starting with Everton and we have to show we have the hunger and the quality to do it."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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