Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta praised the chemistry shown by the youngsters in their 2-0 win over West Ham. The win took the Gunners into the top four for the first time this season despite having one of the worst starts in the club’s history. Arteta did not reveal whether ousted captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be available for selection against Leeds United over the weekend. The result was nearly a year after Arsenal was beaten by Everton, leaving them four points above the relegation zone last season.
“I think [the young players] were really good, all of them, and the senior players led by example. We had some sound performances needed to beat this team. I am really pleased. It’s important for Gabi [Martinelli] to score a goal like he did today.” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said. “It helps because they know each other, some of them are from the academy, and the chemistry is there. I really like the link and the senior players are contributing and really enjoy helping the boys raise.”
“They are really positive signs, but the way the team is playing, we have made progress, but there is still a lot to do. We had some bumps in the road, but we have learned a lot since then. We have had to stick together and have to stick together, the staff and the players.” he added. “The players play for the club, with the pride and energy that we all expect from them, I was really happy, the focus they had, to play the game and put in a good performance. We had to play really well to beat West Ham and I think we’ve done it.”
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