Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta revealed that he was impressed with his side’s commitment after their win over Burnley gave them back-to-back wins in the Premier League. Martin Odegaard scored a spectacular free kick in the first half to give the Gunners the lead. They defended the lead with aplomb to relieve the pressure that was building on Arteta. The Gunners were lucky that referee Anthony Taylor reversed his decision to award Burnley a penalty in the second half. They have now kept two clean sheets in a row after Aaron Ramsdale took over between the sticks from Bernd Leno.
“It was a really hard-fought victory in a place that is really tough to come and win. You have to be ready for a fight.” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said. “They do really well what they do. We started really well, we had some big phases where we saw a lot of things I wanted as a team. [Burnley] split the two blocks very much and then you have to defend crosses and long balls and we did that really well. The commitment and the attitude that my players showed throughout the game is the most pleasing thing for me.”
“The assistant was saying straight away it’s not a penalty. You have to overturn that,” he added about the penalty decision that was reversed. “Hopefully this can build confidence and trust and belief that we can win in difficult matches. We need more consistency on that.”