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'I like the way Saka reacted, he was rewarded'

Mikel Arteta and his side rounded off a memorable week with a fine victory at Wolves on Saturday.

While Bukayo Saka may have scored the opener with a fine finish, our head coach feels that he still has work to do.

"He has a lot of things to improve, that’s my message," Arteta told Arsenal Digital. "He struggled in some moments in the game today in the first half.

"I [played him] in a different position because I believe that he could hurt the opponent in there and he scored a really good goal.

"But what I like is that when things weren’t going for him, how he reacted and the personality to try and get the ball and fight for every ball and keep trying. He got rewarded."

We kept another clean sheet on the road, and Arteta praised our defensive resolve at Molineux.

"I’m very pleased," he said. "They’re playing in a little bit different positions from what they are used to and it’s a formation that we haven’t used much or trained much, but the effort and attention and everything they are trying to do, that’s when it brings the focus and then the results.

"I think they are really happy and that they are enjoying playing with each other in the way that they are training and the way that they are behaving. Hopefully we can continue.

"It’s a long process but the hardest thing is that continuity all the time and that we don’t come back to where we were and go back to bad habits. If we do that then we will compete every game."

 

 

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