Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta praised his side’s sustained response to their loss to Manchester City after winning their third game in a row on Wednesday.
The Gunners’ Premier League title charge suffered a major blow as they went down 3-1 against City in February but back-to-back wins against Aston Villa, Leicester and Everton restored their five-point advantage at the top of the table. .
Losing to City was the kind of result that could have derailed Arsenal last season, but Arteta admits something feels different at the Emirates this year.
“I had no doubts. [about bouncing back after the City loss]” Arteta said after Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Everton.
“When you see them every day you can feel how much they want, how much they want to make our people happy.
On this edition of The Chronicles of a GoonerPart of the 90 Minute Podcast Network, Harry Symeo Arsenal are looking back on their 4-0 win over Everton which extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to five points.
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“We just need to focus on what we can control and let the rest happen naturally because there’s nothing else anyone can control.”
Despite Arsenal’s impressive position at the top of the table, Arteta maintained his stance that the Gunners are not favorites for the Premier League title.
“What I love is everyone’s enthusiasm. [win the title]”He continued.” We are not going to stop it and we have to promote it. The way to promote that is to look at the game and understand that we can do things better, especially in the first half. Make sure we prepare well against Bournemouth.
“I think we’re here because we work how we work, we have really good players and we have a great relationship with our players. So everything comes to the table.”