Arsenal once again confirmed their quality and that the previous victories were not a coincidence. Arsenal won the match against city rivals, Tottenham, with a score of 3-1. Mikel Arteta's team looked great, they were dangerous and in the end, they showed that they can fight for the very top.
Rio Ferdinand had words of praise for Arsenal's performance. “They have come a massive way, the fact they’re top of the league tells you that,” he said for eurosport.com.
“They’re chipping away at certain things that you could have held against them.
People could say this season they hadn’t played a big team and won yet; they’ve chalked that off with the game today.
They may be seen as a soft touch when they go to places like Brentford; they’ve pulled that off this season.
So they’re chalking off things that are going to be great, not only for them as a club, but also mentally individually. They’re slowly erasing those scars which can only bode well for the future under Mikel Arteta”.
Cesc Fabregas comments
Former Arsenal player, Cesc Fabregas, agreed with Ferdinand's words. He is happy with the direction this team is going. “I’m very happy because when Mikel took the job it was obviously a long way to go to see performances like this,” he said.
“You see a team that is improving, especially with maturity.
In the second half Arsenal were very, very brave, they’ve managed the game very well.
Really happy, very, very positive. To win a big game like this will bring a lot of confidence to the team." Fabregas believes that Arteta deserved the praise and support after all.
You need to give confidence and trust to a young manager when he comes in. I think Mikel is slowly, slowly creating a super team."