Arsenal were expecting some kind of resistance when they went up against Norwich City but no matter how much they waited, it simply never came. They were instead just too powerful for the Canaries and that showcased that with the sort of ruthless finishing that leaves us all wondering whether or not a top four push is genuinely possible now.
After the full-time whistle had blown, a chuffed Gunners boss Mikel Arteta spoke to the media as the hype continues to build surrounding the club’s attempt at returning to the Champions League.
On how pleased he was with today’s performance:
Very happy, it’s not easy to win away from home in the league. The way we performed, how dominant we were from the beginning and the quality that we showed throughout the game, (it was) really impressive today.
On Saka’s sharp performance:
Yes, I think in general – collectively and individually – we had some big performances. You don’t win five-nil away from home if you don’t do that, so I’m really happy with all the boys.
On the improvement to our goal difference recently:
Yes obviously the start was difficult, but we are scoring more goals because we are getting into those positions in much better condition. Every process is done much much better, and I guess better positioning and chances to the strikers. At the moment they are being really effective.
On whether today was a good example of how much we have improved:
Yes, probably. The direction the team is taking, and how we are growing the understanding between players. Obviously they’ve been playing now for a few months together. The unity that we show in general, and the support that we are getting in every ground from our supporters is very much linked with the way we can transmit the way we want to play. So I am really pleased with that as well.
On how important it is that the players are enjoying themselves on the pitch:
That’s what we are here for, to try to create enjoyment, and if they enjoy it then I am sure that people will enjoy watching them play. They are in this moment right now that they really like each other, they enjoy playing with each other, and you can see that on the pitch.
Quotes via Arsenal.com
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