Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has come out to say that he hopes beating Chelsea will lift the mood of the fans. He recently revealed that the supporters have surely been suffering throughout the club’s dismal Premier League run, and he wants that to stop.
According to him, he hopes Arsenal can use the recent victory as a springboard in the league because the club must bounce back after an extended disastrous run.
He added that Arsenal really needed the victory as the team has been unlucky and frustrated with results in recent games.
His words, “The result is the main thing today, we really needed that win. We have been unlucky and frustrated with our results in the last eight weeks so this was a big day for us,”
“From the first whistle, you could see the team had the energy and willingness to come out and win the game.
“The spirit before the game was really positive, they really wanted it. I am pleased for the players and for the supporters. We have let them down for many weeks so it was a good day to give them something to cheer about.
“When we gave the penalty away I couldn’t believe it – it’s the magnificent game called football. It can always surprise you.”
“It’s a really big win for us. We were really disappointed with the results – not so much the performances. Our players were suffering, our fans were suffering,”
“It doesn’t get any better than winning a London derby against Chelsea on Boxing Day. Hopefully, this is a turning point. I know they can play at this level. We know how good Chelsea are but in big moments in the game we were the better team.”
“The injuries, the Covid, playing 10 men…you start to think what do we need to win a match.
“It’s nice to give something back to fans because I can imagine they have been really disappointed. We started well and we were dominant. That gives the team confidence.
“Let’s carry on. We still have big things to improve on.”