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Arsenal release the handbrake after West Brom win

Sun 03 January 2021 | 11:20

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes their third successive Premier League victory has lifted the pressure from his team.

Mikel Arteta

feels confidence is running through his


squad and now they can play with freedom as they have a turnaround.

Kieran Tierney


Bukayo Saka

finished off a tidy team move to put the Gunners in charge at the break before

Alex Lacazette

poached a second-half brace to lift the Gunners up to 11th place in the Premier League table.

After a winless-run in 7 matches, three consecutive league victories have eased some of the pressure on Arteta who is now keen for his players to build further momentum in the season.

"I hope so, at least the energy and the convincing momentum that you get from everybody that is involved, it's much more positive,"

Arteta said


"At the end of the day, I wasn't that concerned with the performances.

"I think we lost games when we were really unlucky and most of them it was our own fault because we made some errors and we lack some discipline in certain moments.

"But you need to win football matches and now this brings a different momentum, a different energy, and now the players get the handbrake off and you can see that they are more free to play."

Arteta feels that his side has thrived amid the winter weather and shows that his players are closing to the standard of quality he requires.

"They were we dominating in a really convincing way against this really difficult weather, I am really pleased,"

the Spaniard added


"There were moments that I think we were really good, both defensively and offensively.

"We had moments when it's exactly what I want, exactly what we're trying to do.

source: SportMob