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The main reasons for today's win

Sunday's win was satisfying for everyone - but what were the main reasons for it?

We made it two clean sheets out of three, and four wins out of five since moving to a back three, and the boss said it was our best he has seen from his team using the new formation.

"Yes. If you look overall at the goals we have conceded since we have played this system, it's quite positive overall," he told Arsenal Player after the game.

"We looked solid today and I must say it's encouraging and it's worth continuing to work on it, to improve it as well. The players communicate well, and connect well. We look solid."

The boss said showing resolve after the north London derby defeat, especially during the opening 45 minutes, was crucial in earning victory against Jose Mourinho's men.

"We said before the game if we go into our dressing 0-0 at half-time we will win the game, and it happened.

 

The team celebrate against Manchester United

The team celebrate against Manchester United

 

"After having a disappointing result in a big game, you always need some reassurance in the next game and not go running after the score. I'm convinced that was a vital part of the game today."

The victory leaves Arsenal still in sixth place, but with games in hand on teams above us, and the manager is clear about the task in hand now as we hunt down a top-four finish.

"For sure, it has to be four wins, and on top of that we need some help," he said.

 

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