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Arteta - We came here and imposed ourselves

Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta hailed his sides authority and control after we beat Leeds 4-1 at Elland Road on Saturday evening.

Goals from Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe sealed a convincing win, and after the game, the boss spoke to Arsenal Media.
 
"I was really pleased," Arteta said. "They understood exactly how we have to attack the space we have to use. The execution, the dynamism, the progression, the threat we generated - it was really good. 

"Unfortunately, we didn’t score more. I think we had some big big chances but that’s what I like, the way we played, we came here and we imposed ourselves and we really wanted to play. That’s something we have to improve on because in the second half when the game is there, we didn’t do it as well and with the consistency that we need [to for] where we have to get to.
 
"You look at the games that they’ve played, obviously the last game at the Eithad was a different story but when they went to Stamford bridge they gave Chelsea a real game and today I wasn’t expecting any different because every game they play, they play the same way. 

"It’s really uncomfortable, it’s a game you are not used to playing and you don’t play every week so you have changed the [style] to play in a different way."

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