Mikel Arteta was delighted with the win over Manchester United

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With the Red Devils’ defence caught napping. Kai Havertz took advantage of the opportunity to pass the ball to Leandro Trossard who scored the only goal of the game for the Gunners, giving his side all three points.

The win keeps Arsenal at the top of the Premier League. Just one point ahead of Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

This is Arsenal’s first win over Manchester United at Old Trafford since 2020. Arteta’s side also managed to keep their 11th clean sheet on the road.

“We know how tough it is, that’s why we have only won twice in 21 matches here,”. Arteta told Sky Sports. “We started the game really well, the goal affected us with the things we had to do on the ball.

“Playing backwards, playing safe, it wasn’t progressing our play. We started to give our balls away and it was open. But the way we defended, we didn’t give away much at all.

“The attitude of the whole team, the way Kai was chasing people all the time, the discipline and creating habits that were super important were very good today. It’s a collective thing.

“We are really happy to win, especially what we did in the second half. That’s another step the team has to make, to be even more dominant. But it was high stake today, the same at Spurs, great credit.

“You don’t have margins for error, these are big teams that make things difficult against you and you have will to win, that’s emotional.

“Today we wanted to open the door, last day in front of our people, our families will be there, let’s create the most beautiful day together.

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