What did Mikel Arteta say upon clinching their 27th Premier League win of the season?

Arsenal could still very much end the season on an even more impressive note, as they are involved in an intense two-way title race.

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By Karthik Raman | May 14, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Arsenal created history on Sunday after registering an important win away from home against Manchester United. The Gunners have now registered their 27th Premier League win of the season. It is the most the North London club has ever managed in a Premier League campaign. Arsenal could still very much end the season on an even more impressive note, as they are involved in an intense two-way title race. Not to mention that the Gunners have been in fine form since the turn of the year.

Hence, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had plenty of positives to take from their recent results. “I think it encourages you to win more and to be better equipped and prepared, and more confidence to win in different contexts and to bring results in different ways. And they just mentioned, it’s 27 wins in the Premier League. It’s the most in the history of this football club in 130 years. That’s not progress, that’s history, and that’s very, very difficult to do, especially in the league that we are playing now. Big compliment to all the players and the staff for what they have done, Arteta, quoted on Arsenal.com, said after the match.

He added: “I’m really, really happy, obviously, everything is at stake. We have had no margin for errors since January. We have to keep winning and winning and winning in any context. And today we have to play in a really special place. Our history wasn’t very optimistic about what could happen, but we found a way to win it, and that says about how much the team wants it.”

Mikel Arteta on Manchester United win

Arteta then went into detail to analyse the Premier League win over Manchester United and their overall performance. Asked whether he was nervous to see the result out, Arteta replied, “Yes, because at the end, you know that a draw, what the consequences are after that. And when you are there and you really want it, and I felt the team was in a really good space before the game. We started the game well, we scored the goal. But that goal, I think it touched something, especially with the duties and the things that we have to do in both possessions.”

The manager added: “And we started to play too safe, not respecting any structure and knowing our purpose, and I didn’t like it. I would have to change that, and when we wanted to change it, we struggled to do it. But if you don’t have that element of the game to be more dominant and be more present in the game, you have to be extraordinary at competing and doing the defensive things right, And after all that, we were excellent.”

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