Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his team’s first goal in the campaign to lift them off the table on Saturday
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was delighted to see the Gunners finally get on board with their first Premier League points of 2021-22, greeting the hard work his team did during the international break.
Three consecutive defeats without scoring a single goal increased the pressure on Arteta in Saturday’s clash with Norwich City, but the Gunners responded well as a 1-0 victory brought the formidable run to an end.
Arteta claims that the turnaround was one of his favorite football moments.
What was said?
“I have to say it was probably the best 10-14 days I have ever had since I was in football,” Arteta told reporters after the game.
‘You have to win football matches, but it’s a joy to see how everyone behaves around the context we had. I got very emotional to see it.
“I think it’s pretty hard to watch football and people might have expected something, they want to go another way – hate or try to convey something else – that was not the case at all. So, thank you very much.”
“We played with pride”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the man who finally scored Arsenal’s goal with 66 minutes.
And he reflects Arteta’s relief at dispelling the memories of their terrible opening.
“I’m really happy. The first three points of the season. It’s been tough weeks, so we had to make sure we win this game in front of our fans. The most important thing today was to play with pride and that’s what we did , ”He said BBC Sport .
“[The start] was really hard. If you lose matches as players, we are the first to be affected. We had ten days to prepare and change things, and that’s what we did. Today we made sure we won this game and took three points.
“Overall, we played well. We had a lot of chances. We had to be a little more clinical before the goal, but everyone gave everything on the field.”