“I am very happy. This was an important game that dictated where we are and where we will be. What the players showed was phenomenal.
When they do that, then I have to put energy into it. The fans brought out the best in every player today,” Arteta told the BBC. Arsenal players won 3-1 against Liverpool at their home ground in the 23rd round of the Premier League, closing the gap to two points in the title race.
“I can’t single out any player. Jorginho was named the player of the match. I couldn’t be happier.
He is a true example,” added Arteta. Regarding the poor results at the end of last year, Arteta said that they were more bad results than bad play. “When I saw how much desire they have every day, those results won’t repeat in the long term.
I believe in them. Tonight we will enjoy because we worked so hard for the victory,” added the Arsenal coach. Arteta said that Liverpool is probably the best team in Europe at the moment.
“We have come a long way and now we have to do that consistently. Liverpool has been doing that for six or seven years,” he said. Arsenal is second in the table with 49 points, two points behind leaders Liverpool.
The current champion Manchester City is third with 46 points, but has two games less than Liverpool and Arsenal. “This victory gives us momentum and the way we achieved it, we are back in the race, I’m really excited,” said Arteta.