Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal: What did Mikel Arteta make about the team’s response?

The Gunners lost to Aston Villa last weekend in the league and followed it by getting knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@Arsenal
By Karthik Raman | Apr 22, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Arsenal have bounced back from successive defeats in all competitions to secure a crucial win in the Premier League. The Gunners lost to Aston Villa last weekend in the league and followed it by getting knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich. After drawing the quarter-finals first leg 2-2 at home, the London outfit lost the second leg 1-0 in Germany, thereby ending their European journey.

Besides, the 2-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa also proved consequential, as Arsenal lost the top spot in the Premier League to defending champions Manchester City. Their exit from the Champions League meant the Gunners are now out of all the cup competitions and the league provides them with the only chance to end the season with a trophy. Hence, their supporters were looking for a reaction at the weekend and they got it by winning 2-0 away at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

After the match, Mikel Arteta expressed his satisfaction with the three points. Asked about the importance of getting back to winning ways, Arteta, quoted on Arsenal.com, said in his post-match press conference, “Really good. I really liked the performance. Obviously the result and the clean sheet, but especially the way individually as a team the team has shown that they still have another step forward to make and ensure the resilience and the determination that is needed in these moments to step in and say: ‘I’m here. I’m going to make myself count and I’m going to impact the team’.”

Their effort is unquestionable: Mikel Arteta

Arteta is happy with the mentality of the team, as he praised the effort put in by all the players despite their congested fixture schedule recently. “You look at the amount of games that we have played in the last few weeks, the type of game that we have played. The attitude and the way they’ve run today again is top, but it’s within them they want to win, they want to compete at their best. Their effort is unquestionable and the results are something else. I’m really happy, especially for the approach and the mentality of the team,” he explained.

Leandro Trossard opened the scoring for the Gunners just before the half-time break. It was a much-needed goal for the visitors to help them up and running in the game. This goal also extended Trossard’s hot streak this campaign, as he continues to make an impact from the start or bench. Heaping praise on Trossard, Arteta said, “He’s a little magician. He can score on any surface and he’s a big threat; so composed, so cool, he can play in different positions. It’s just a joy to have him in the team.”

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