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Every word Mikel Arteta said on Trossard’s display, White & Odegaard injuries and Vieira red


What did you make of the performance and the red card.

Really happy with the result, especially the performance. After playing 72 hours ago and with the last three games – how we played against Newcastle, against Sevilla and today. How dominant we were against a team that is very difficult to dominate. The amount of situations that we generated I think we fully deserved to win the game.

And with the red card… yes, VAR was right. The referee was right. Really good decision, really positive from Mikel to speak about that. Good decision.

How important was it to bounce back from Newcastle and keep the pressure at the top of the league?

This is what this team does. We play in the best possible way to keep the pressure at the top of the league. We give everything to win games and to earn it. When the opponent is better just congratulate him. I think we’ve been better in the last three. We’re in a really strong position for the international break. We need to get players back because at the moment we have eight players not available and that’s a lot. In December we have 11 games coming up so we’d better get everyone ready.

What was your view on Zinchenko’s display?

Very happy with him. Especially against these teams the fluidity, threat that he brings, the spaces that he occupies and opens for other players is critical. I really liked how defensively committed he was today. The goal is a really good example of how he’s living the game – when the ball is far from him, he’s the first on the ball, that’s why he scores the goal. That’s what we need from him.

It was a really brave finish from Trossard…