Perfectionist Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal’s 3-0 demolition of Bournemouth ‘doesn’t mean anything’ as table-topping Gunners extend their perfect start to the season
- Mikel Arteta oversaw Arsenal’s 3-0 demolishment away to Bournemouth
- The Gunners dominated as star players impressed in Premier League encounter
- Arsenal sit top of the league standings following unbeaten start to the season
- However Arteta warned that their is still work to be done following victory
Mikel Arteta insisted it means nothing that Arsenal are top of the table after their perfect start to the season continued with a comprehensive victory at Bournemouth last night.
Martin Odegaard scored twice early on to put the visitors in command before defender William Saliba made it 3-0 after half-time with a brilliant left-foot goal.
The victory, Arsenal’s third on the bounce since the start of the season, means they sit top for the first time since December 2016.
Mikel Arteta was delighted following Arsenal’s 3-0 victory away at the Vitality Stadium
Arsenal dismantled Bournemouth in their impressive away victory as star players scored
This time last year, they were bottom, having lost their opening three matches.
But Arteta is refusing to get carried away by Arsenal’s lofty position.
‘It’s just three games, it doesn’t mean anything,’ he said.
Arteta admitted he was ‘really pleased’ following his side’s win
‘What it means is the team is playing really well, we won three games, we’re scoring goals, we’re keeping clean sheets, the team is playing and performing well… but it’s about Monday and getting better at other things that we have to do better and focus on Fulham.’
He added: ‘I am very happy. It’s really difficult to come here and win 3-0. Credit to the boys… I’m really pleased but at the same we have to look out ourselves and there are many areas where we can get better.’
Gabriel Jesus had a goal chalked off but he was once again instrumental at the heart of Arsenal’s attack.
His brilliant run, which created Odegaard’s opener, set the tone and Arteta said Jesus’ quality is infecting his team-mates with ‘new confidence, spark, and that winning mentality that he has and the way he competes for every ball and the way he transmits his energy and his quality,’
Brazilian Gabriel Jesus once again starred for the Gunners on their trip to the south coast
Arteta added: ‘You can see that in the way he was involved today. He didn’t score, he had a goal disallowed unfortunately but he was in every action.’
Jesus is one of a number of new signings who have taken Arsenal to another level and Arteta insisted this fine start will not alter their hopes of adding more to their squad.
But Arteta admitted there was still improvements to be made despite topping the league table
‘It doesn’t change, but we know as well where we are short, where we have to add more firepower,’ he said.
We want to get the players that we believe will make a big impact in the team. If we can do that, we will try.’
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