• Player says manager has brought structure and energy to team
• Arsenal recorded first win of manager’s tenure on Wednesday

Sokratis Papastathopoulos says that Arsenal have found fresh confidence and expression in Mikel Arteta’s playing structure as he reflected on Wednesday night’s 2-0 win over Manchester United at Emirates Stadium, which felt like a turning point for the club.

Arteta’s players were aggressive and decisive against United in the first-half, when they built up a 2-0 lead which they would defend after the interval, moving the ball with speed and menace within a well-balanced 4-2-3-1 system.

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