Mikel Arteta Reveals How Arsenal Players Reacted to Manchester City’s Shock Defeat to Brentford

Mikel Arteta Reveals How Arsenal Players Reacted to Manchester City’s Shock Defeat to Brentford

  • Mikel Arteta has hinted at how Arsenal players reacted to Ivan Toney's late goal against Manchester City
  • With Arsenal's win over Wolverhampton, they moved five points clear at the top of the EPL table
  • This is Arsenal's best-ever start to a Premier League season and some believe they are genuine title contenders

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed how his players reacted, after Ivan Toney's second goal went in against Manchester City versus Brentford.

Toney scored a late goal to seal a stunning victory over Man City at the Etihad Stadium, a result that Arsenal players certainly loved.

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Martin Odegaard's brace gave Arsenal a 2-0 win over Wolves. Photo by Harriet Lander.
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The Gunners answered Man City with an emphatic 2-0 triumph over Wolves at Molineux, meaning they'll head into the 2022 World Cup break five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Gunners captain Martin Odegaard's second-half brace was enough to give Arteta's men the win. This ensures they will be top of the table on Christmas Day for the first time since 2007, according to BBC.

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Gunners react to City's loss

Arsenal have not finished higher than fifth since 2016, and if this season is anything to go by, they are set to break that jinx.

Arteta's words on Toney's last-gasp goal was telling, saying they watched the City game on the bus en route to Molineux, according to the Mirror.

Asked for his thoughts on City's loss, he replied:

"You can imagine... We watched it on the bus altogether, like we normally do with many other games."
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Ivan Toney scored a brace for Brentford as they handed Manchester City a shock 2-1 defeat. Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media.
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The Gunners have won 12 matches from 14 games, and this is Arsenal's best-ever start to a Premier League season.

Still, Arteta's men will have to play Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United away.

Arteta on World Cup break

Sports Brief earlier reported on Arteta asking Arsenal to focus on the title bid during the World Cup break.

He urged his Arsenal stars to forget about the World Cup and focus on consolidating their place at the top of the Premier League.

Arteta has 10 players jetting off to Qatar for the World Cup after their impressive 2-0 win over Wolves.

Source: Sports Brief News