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This is how Arsenal have to play - Arteta after win over Aston Villa

Sat 23 October 2021 | 11:15

The Gunners won the battle against Aston Villa 3-1 in the Premier League and the club manager demands more performances like this one.

Mikel Arteta

insisted that

Arsenal

’s thumping victory over

Aston Villa

is how he likes his team to perform.

The Gunners are sitting ninth after their 3-1 victory over Aston Villa, courtesy of

Thomas Partey

,

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

and

Emile Smith Rowe

’s goals.

Arsenal’s unbeaten run has now been extended to six games in the Premier League after starting the season with three defeats, with Arteta pleased with what his side has done.

"

The way we started the game and the way we continued was good,"

he told

BBC Sport

.

"We attacked them really aggressively, we won every duel. We were creative, a threat. I'm proud of the team, they played really well.

"This is how we have to play. This is when we are good, when we play with real desire, real commitment and can have clear ideas of how to attack them. We are closer together as a team. Our decisions were good. We have good players."

The Arsenal boss was worried his side’s recklessness might have cost them before the second goal was scored.

"

That was the worry,"

he said.

"That [Aubameyang] goal was really helpful. We deserved many more. Villa are a really good side. When they had a little bit of the ball in your half they can cause problems.

"It was really impressive what they did, especially Nuno Tavares. This was his first start. To play with courage, credit to the boy. We reviewed the Crystal Palace game, how we started and why we weren’t consistent in the game. We put it right today."

Arteta went on to praise Smith Rowe’s performance on Friday.

"

Emile was terrific,"

Arteta told

Sky Sports

.<em>

"He's scoring goals, but I feel it was more about the team today. Scoring should be a habit and he should demand that in his game as he's capable of doing it. He's developing more in other areas.

"The other night against Crystal Palace, he wasn't 100 per cent fit but he wanted to step forward with the injury he had. 

"He's changing his ways in terms of the eating habits that he had and I thought he was superb. This was an example of why we wanted to keep him and we're very happy with him."


source: SportMob

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