Morning, Gunners fans
Arsenal boss has lauded his players for showing ’emotional control’ during their last-gasp win over Man Utd.
The Gunners first trailed, before being pegged back to 2-2, until Eddie Nketiah’s 89th minute winner.
Arteta told BBC Sport: “We showed a lot of emotional control – being 1-0 down to Manchester United is very tricky. They will kill you in big distances but we came back into the game. We stayed focused and I love this personality the players showed. We found the opening to win the game.
“They do surprise me with how they react. We encourage them to play free-flowing football and there is energy in the team and good things happen.
“To do it repeatedly against big teams, the way we played today, gives me a lot of positivity for the future. It is so tight now in the league, there are such small margins. Winning, losing or drawing, you have to be be conscious of that. If we can capitalise on the energy, it will be positive.”
Roy Keane saw nothing wrong with Mikel Arteta’s emotional touchline behaviour during Arsenal’s thrilling 3-2 win over Man Utd.
The Spaniard was booked during the win over Man Utd after furiously reacting to Luke Shaw’s innocuous foul on Bukayo Saka.
But Keane does not believe Arteta deserves any criticism for his conduct.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Well I certainly wouldn’t worry about yellow cards, it’s the reds that you’ve got to worry about!
“But from the Arsenal point of view I think they’d be OK with it, because he’s obviously passionate and you’re not in this job to be liked!
“He’s there to win football matches for Arsenal and that’s what he’s doing.
“Listen, he’s got the yellow card, he has to take his medicine, but I generally have no problem with it.
“We see other managers doing stuff that we might not always agree with but they’re emotional, they’re passionate and I think that’s just because he wants to win. I wouldn’t be too harsh on him.”
Arsenal fan Romeo Beckham trolled dad David after the Gunners’ last-gasp win over Manchester United.
The Brentford B starlet, who David has been supporting at every opportunity, took in Sunday’s thriller with his old man in the expensive seats at the Emirates.
Romeo wrote on Instagram after the game: “Sleep tight dad @davidbeckham.
Bukayo Saka’s three goals in three games against Man Utd has put him in a special club.
Like Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg he has scored in consecutive games in a trio of games.
After the whistle, Saka gave a hilarious interview to Sky Sports.
He joked: “Hello Freddie, Hello Thierry.”
Leandro Trossard’s agent has revealed how Spurs missed out on his client to rivals Arsenal.
“Spurs were in contact with us for the last two weeks – but it was, ‘We want him, but wait this, wait that’,” his rep Josy Comhair said.
“[On] Wednesday, we got in touch with Arsenal; 24 hours later, they had an agreement.”