We weren’t at our flowing best on Thursday away to Bodo/Glimt, but in the end we secured another victory to make it 11 wins out of 12 in all competitions so far this season.
Bukayo Saka’s first half goal, followed by a determined defensive display after the break, maintained our place at the top of Group A, and Mikel Arteta said despite a drop in quality, he was pleased to return to London with all three points.
After the game the manager said: “It’s a really tough place to come, they’ve won here the last 14 games in European competition and that’s not a coincidence, we’ve seen that tonight.
“We had good periods in the game, we had periods we struggled especially in the second half. We didn’t find enough continuity, in some moments we were lucky not to concede a goal.”
He added that he didn’t want to use the artificial pitch or the conditions as an excuse for the performance. “It doesn’t matter what it is,” he added.
“We said you have to find a way to win every three days. When it’s snowing, when it’s raining, when it’s astroturf, when the pitch is not good, when it’s long, when you make seven changes, like this. You have to find a way to win and today I’m really pleased because we found a way to win again.”
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