Arsenal got back to winning ways in the league, and Mikel Arteta was happy with the team’s efforts in what was a challenging week.
Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Burnley put a full stop to what was a challenging week on several levels as the Gunners put the Newcastle loss behind them midweek with a win over Sevilla in the Champions League.
Then, with a host of starters out that included Ben White, Martin Odegaard, and Gabriel Jesus, the Gunners found a way to ease past Burnley.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was full of praise for his team after what was a full-on week.
“I’m really happy with the result,” Arteta said via arsenal.com. “Especially with the performance after playing 72 hours ago, with the last three games, how we played against Newcastle, how we played against Sevilla, how we played today, how dominant we were against teams who are very hard to dominant [sic] the amount of situations that we dominated, I think we fully deserved to win the game.”
The win now puts Arsenal back inside the top four as the team heads to the international break in good form.
With the Gunners in third after 12 games and having just one loss, considering they have already played Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham, that makes their early season form even more impressive.
But for Arteta, it’s still not where he wants the club to be.
“I’d prefer to be at the top but this is what we have to do and we have shown a lot of consistency both in the way that we are playing and competing and as well in terms of results so let’s carry on,” Arteta said. “We’ve got some momentum now and as I said, we’ve got some players back… Let’s go again.”
There is a hope that Arsenal will be healthier after the international break as Jesus, White, and Odegaard are thought to be back in contention for the trip to Brentford.
For now, Arsenal fans can bask in the club’s early season form and while things haven’t clicked yet, it feels like it’s coming, and with a softer schedule coming up, the Gunners could consolidate themselves deep inside the top four, and be right where Arteta wants them to be.