Arteta admits Arsenal endured ‘concerning few days’ before Leeds win – ‘we had things going on’.
Arteta admits Arsenal endured ‘concerning few days’ before Leeds win – ‘we had things going on’.
Mikel Arteta was pleased that his Arsenal players overcame a "concerning few days" in midweek to beat Leeds United 4-1 at the Emirates.

In a post-match interview, the midfielder said: “In the last three games we have lost two and drawn one. We have had a few concerning days and we wanted to come here and win. We showed great character. “We were good in the first half and then in the second we got a little bit more tired. But we defended well and created a few chances. We are happy to win, especially as it was on such a hot day.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger fielded a team that lacked many of the stars that have been in the team during their recent success, with Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, and Jack Wilshere all missing from the starting line-up. This game was not a good one for Arsenal. They were beaten 2-1 by their Premier League rivals, Manchester City. The goals were scored by Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, with Arsenal

However, Arsenal slowly started to come into their own, and were able to put together some good chances. Alexis Sanchez had a chance early in the second half, but his shot was saved well by Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri. Arsenal had another good chance in the latter stages of the game, but the ball was cleared off the line. The Gunners ended up losing the game 2-1, but they'll be looking to bounce back when they take on Tottenham Hotspur

The Red Devils were pegged back almost straight after. After being gifted the ball by Jesus, Alexandre Lacazette struck a low strike that went just wide of the post. Mourinho’s men looked like they might hold on to their lead but Granit Xhaka’s clumsy challenge on Mesut Özil gifted Arsenal a penalty. Aubameyang converted from the spot to double the Gunners’ advantage. David De Gea had a chance to

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Arsenal travel to Wigan Athletic on Sunday looking to extend their unbeaten run to four matches in all competitions.

“I’m happy for the club and for the fans. It’s a good number and we have to keep going. We have to keep working hard and try to get more points.” Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini labelled Arsenal’s Gunners 100th win at Emirates Stadium a “monumental” achievement. “I’m very happy because it’s a very important number,

“But it is not just a team game. We have to give credit to the opponents. They have been working very hard. They have a lot of quality.”

“We played with a lot of patience and our midfield did a great job to keep the ball. Defensively, we were good and that’s why we managed to keep a clean sheet.” Saturday’s result leaves the Blues in a three-way tie for first place in the league with AFC Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.

“It is fantastic news and it is a great end to his season as a professional.” Jesus was given a debut in a competitive match, coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for Sergio Aguero in Manchester City’s Carabao Cup fourth-round tie against Leicester City on October 7. He made his Premier League debut against Norwich City on October 14.

“With the team we have, players like Xhaka and Sanchez, we need to keep creating chances, scoring goals and winning games. We have a lot of quality in the team and if we can do that we can be successful.”

Chelsea's response Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 10 home league games with 13 goals scored and only 2 conceded, performances that have seen Antonio Conte's side rise to the top of the table. Eden Hazard is their top scorer with 7 goals, with Willian, Pedro and Marcos Alonso all contributing 2 goals each.

5. Chelsea vs Manchester United (March 17) On paper this should be a ding-dong affair, but in recent years the Blues have come out on top in this fixture. United have lost the last four meetings by an average of 2.5 goals. 4. Arsenal vs Manchester City (October 30) This fixture always provides plenty of goals and excitement. Arsenal have lost the last two meetings by an average of 3.5 goals, but they netted


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