Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta explains what he loved in dressing room after Brighton win | Football | Sport

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits he loves the actuality his gamers ended up currently speaking about how they could enhance in the quick aftermath of their victory more than Brighton. The Gunners overcame the Seagulls 4-2 at the American Convey Community Stadium to shift 7 details apparent at the leading of the Leading League desk.

“My excitement arrives from likely into the dressing place when the gamers are chatting about what they need to have accomplished improved today,” Arteta advised reporters soon after the match.

Arsenal took just two minutes to go in front on the south coast as Bukayo Saka retained his great to faucet the ball dwelling from close variety. The in-form Martin Odegaard then doubled his side’s advantage just before the interval as he fired in from the edge of the box just after the hosts experienced unsuccessful to offer with a corner.

Eddie Nketiah all but killed the video game off in the early stages of the next 50 % as he bundled in a rebound immediately after Gabriel Martinelli experienced been denied. But Brighton strike back again as a result of Kaoru Mitoma just after 65 minutes. Martinelli restored his side’s three-purpose gain, before Evan Ferguson received his identify on the scoresheet for the Seagulls late on.

“Really challenging opponents,” Arteta instructed the BBC. “Tonight we experienced to have a major effectiveness to gain versus a actually great Brighton side and I consider we did that. We had to dig in as very well. They dominate a good deal of phases of play. They do a good deal of factors but we did a great deal of things properly currently to receive the suitable to win.

“Martin Odegaard had some huge times. He generates in the proper moment. A ton of items to improve, in particular in defending moments. We however have area to improve.

“We understood the result [of the Manchester City game] but the improve is we have to occur right here and earn and to do that we have to effectiveness at the highest amount in the league. It indicates absolutely nothing for the reason that our only concentrate is yet again is to make improvements to.”

Arsenal have been in sensational type this period and have stormed to the top of the Leading League table courtesy of 14 wins from 16 matches. Their result on the south coast signifies they are now 7 factors at the rear of next-spot Manchester Town, who ended up held to a 1-1 attract by Everton at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the working day. But the Gunners have a challenging operate of matches forward of them as they are established to take on Newcastle, Tottenham and Manchester United in their future three games.