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Arteta - What impressed me most about the win

Mikel Arteta has hailed his side for their control on the game as they beat Brentford on Saturday - and also the patience they showed.

Second-half goals from Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka secured the three points but the boss was delighted with the way the team approached it right from the very first whistle.

"I'm very happy, especially with the way we started the game," Arteta told Arsenal Media. "We had really clear intentions, a real purpose to attack them, be consistent, take risks, be direct, have enough runs in behind and threat, put the ball in the box, arrive with numbers, counter-press, don't allow them to make the transition that they want to do.

"We really controlled the game I think, we played really, really well, but we didn't score the goal that for sure we merited in that period and then the game is open.

"We started the second half really well, scored a really good goal from Emile and then it was about being patient, score the second one and close the game and we've done that. But at the end, unfortunately, we concede a goal on a set piece.

"I think the crowd was really supportive as well because they could see the intentions of the team and what we were trying to do. One thing is to be patient, one thing is to be passive or slow and we played with the right level of urgency, determination and speed, as well as being patient to understand when we had to attack and the moment to expose certain spaces that were available."

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