Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hailed an all-round display from his side after they demolished Wigan 4-0 at the DW Stadium to climb to fifth in the Barclays Premier League table.
Mikel Arteta opened the scoring in the 28th minute and Thomas Vermaelen made it two a minute later, while second half goals from Gervinho and Robin van Persie accurately reflected the visitors' dominance.
Wenger's side have now won six of their last seven league matches, with last weekend's draw against Fulham their only dropped points since a 2-1 defeat by local rivals Tottenham two months ago.
The Frenchman said: "Wigan started well, creating some dangerous situations and they surprised us a little bit but after that we took control of the game and never lost that control, apart from maybe a bit in the first five minutes of the second half.
"But overall we had a good team performance defensively and offensively.
"The confidence is there and you could feel that in the way we played, so I can only congratulate the team. They are growing and getting better and better."