Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has described the 3-2 win over Manchester United as “beautiful”.
The Gunners earned a well-deserved 3-2 win over the Red Devils courtesy of a brace from Eddie Nketiah and a solitary goal from Bukayo Saka.
“I really enjoyed it. It was a beautiful moment at the end and we get going with our people behind us. It was beautiful.”
On Eddie Nketiah’s winner: “I wasn’t sure; they were looking at something we hadn’t seen and we very relieved. We got to celebrate twice.”
“We showed a lot of emotional control – being 1-0 down to Manchester United is very tricky. They will kill you in big distances but we came back into the game.
We stayed focused and I love this personality the players showed. We found the opening to win the game.
“They do surprise me with how they react. We encourage them to play free-flowing football and there is energy in the team and good things happen.
“To do it repeatedly against big teams, the way we played today, gives me a lot of positivity for the future. It is so tight now in the league, there are such small margins. Winning, losing or drawing, you have to be be conscious of that. If we can capitalise on the energy, it will be positive.”
Nketiah opened up on his winning goal against Manchester United.
“I saw Martinez next to me so I thought I was onside but when you see that purple (VAR) screen come up, your heart always goes a bit.
“You could see how much we wanted to win and how bad we wanted it for ourselves and our fans.
We kept pushing and pushing and thankfully we found the goal.”
Arsenal are now unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League games.
Manchester United have failed to win any of their last five away games in all competitions against Arsenal, losing four times and conceding at least twice in each defeat.