Mikel Arteta has exposed that he was impressed with his side’s effectiveness in their victory around Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as they glance to make a solid conclude to the year and secure a major-4 location. The Gunners claimed a 4-2 victory around arch-rivals Chelsea on Wednesday in the Leading League.
Arsenal travelled to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday in a bid to solidify their bid to protected a Champions League spot at the stop of the season and the Gunners started out the contest brightly and produced their dominance rely as Eddie Nketiah scored the opening purpose of the contest in the 13th minute. Chelsea responded swiftly even though as Timo Werner equalized in the 17th minute through a deflected effort and hard work.
But when Emile Smith Rowe finished off a outstanding counter-attack to retake the direct in the 27th moment for the Gunners, Cesar Azpilicueta equalized for the Blues five minutes later with a amazing end. Nketiah restored the away side’s lead in the 57th minute as he capitalized on a error by the Chelsea backline to slot the ball household. The European champions attempted difficult to find an equalizer but ultimately Arsenal was the aspect that scored subsequent as Bukayo Saka rifled residence a penalty in 90+ 2 min.
It observed Gunners boss Arteta praise his side and he admitted that the victory will enhance their probabilities of securing a top-4 location at the stop of the time.
“I believe it will assist due to the fact it offers you confidence and perception you can do it on the major phase, absent from property towards the best teams in this league. Hopefully they can consider additional in themselves. What I really like is the spirit of these gamers. When you get rid of matches, you get punished, you get criticised but for these gamers I will not care simply because it is really so well worth it. They are phenomenal individuals and as a group they are really expanding. To earn a London derby absent from dwelling and how we did it, I am genuinely satisfied,” Arteta advised Sky Athletics.