ARSENAL, Wenger: "Mustafi and Perez need time"

However, at the death, Jose Fonte grappled with sub Olivier Giroud in the visitors' box, with ref Robert Madley pointing to the spot.

Arsenal's 2-1 win over Southampton means they now have seven points from their opening four Premier League games, with a trip to Hull City to come next on Saturday.

Arsenal won at Watford before the global break, having previously taken only one point from their first two games of the season, and Wenger said: "Two wins together is a big help, it gives players more confidence to get to where we want to be".

"I think we are not 100 per cent yet", he told Arsenal TV.

He added: "We could earlier maybe have had one or two penalties at corners".

It is already the third penalty that Southampton has given away in their four games so far this season, something that manager Claude Puel says is hampering the side's positive play on the pitch. "They lack competition and their second half was much better than their first half", Wenger was quoted as saying by the club's official website.

"After 90 minutes of good work it is a big frustration".

The German worldwide and Lucas Perez made their debuts following transfer window arrivals from Spain and Wenger said they both needed more matches.

"They were a bit surprised by the pace and the commitment of the Premier League [but] they will adapt to that". They were also nervous in the first half. "In the second it was much better".

"Good football, good possibilities". "We've just got to pick ourselves up and go again next week".

"When you lose the first home game you can not afford to drop points in the second".

"It's devastating because of all the hard work we put into the game", he said.

Southampton hosts Sparta Prague in the Europa League on Thursday.



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