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'If you press the pass, you'll force mistakes'

Mikel Arteta has underlined his delight at how our high press forced Liverpool into two key mistakes in our victory against them.

The first saw Reiss Nelson pressure Virgil van Dijk into an undercut backless that Alex Lacazette took advantage of.
 
Then we preyed on a loose clearance by Allison to score our second - leaving our head coach satisfied with the way we are developing.
 
"It's our way," Arteta told Arsenal Digital. "You can see how they go into every duel, into every action, how intense they are, everybody's willing to do that and if you press the pass you'll force mistakes from the opponent.
 
"I am extremely happy. Mostly for the players because it was a big blow when we lost against Spurs, the way we played. But today they came back again.
 
"We beat the champions of the Premier League and the champions of the Champions League and you know how dominant they are. They control every aspect of the game. It's not a coincidence what they're doing so I am extremely happy.

"[Liverpool] are probably the best team at forcing mistakes and errors the way they play, the way they push you around and the way they always in between you... we did really well and I'm pleased. It's great to have the points."

 

 

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