Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal have been fortunate in a 2-1 win over West Ham, however used to be happy along with his staff’s trust on Saturday.
After Michail Antonio cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener at Emirates Stadium, Eddie Nketiah got here off the bench to attain an 85th-minute winner for Arsenal.
West Ham had 14 makes an attempt at function to Arsenal’s seven, even supposing Bernd Leno used to be simplest compelled into two saves.
Arteta stated Arsenal, who’ve gained their opening two video games, have been lucky within the London derby.
“We have been a bit bit fortunate in positive moments evidently,” the Arsenal supervisor informed a information convention.
“However as neatly, we give you the option to win it and it’s the mentality I would like that the staff all the time believes that we will be able to do it up till the closing second. Despite the fact that we’ve got tricky video games the place we undergo, we make it tricky for ourselves in positive sessions, however finally it’s 3 issues.
“For this reason we’re right here. As neatly, take some large notes as a result of there are a large number of issues to make stronger.”
Grind it out. Onto the following.
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Arsenal are one in every of 3 groups to have grabbed six issues from their opening two video games within the Premier League to this point.
Alternatively, Arteta believes they’re nonetheless a way off being authentic name contenders.
“I feel we’re nonetheless very a ways clear of the place we wish to be,” he stated.
“I feel should you ask any supervisor within the Premier League if they’re proud of the entirety [that] goes [on] with their staff, it most likely isn’t any.
“We had a super-mini pre-season and we’re nonetheless adapting some issues. Some avid gamers are nonetheless now not 100 in line with cent have compatibility both however it’s nice to start out successful, to have six issues already and in finding tactics to win.”