REACTION FROM ARTETA

“I think we were really good right from the start, we had chance right away when Laca went one on one with the ‘keeper, we conceded a goal from a corner and we reacted straight away, I think we were really good on the ball, our pressing was excellent, I think overall it was a strong performance.

“Pepe was really good again, he created some big moments, scored a goal, he was involved in many good actions, he worked really hard, he deserved his chance today and he took it.

“(Saka) has been very consistent through the season, we played him in different positions and he’s adapted really well, he’s completely comfortable on the right, his link up play is excellent, his finishing is good, he’s assisting players. I think he had a really strong performance again today.

“It’s really tough to win here, they’re a really good side, they’ve been in great form, teams really struggle against them and the way we managed the game and what was required in each moment, it showed a lot of intelligence and resilience from the team.

“We still have a lot to do, we have a lot to recover and a lot of things to improve.”

 



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