• Arteta: ‘I could see the reaction was really positive’
  • Arsenal win at Southampton after defeats by City and Brighton

Mikel Arteta acknowledged Arsenal have endured “two difficult weeks” after securing his first away win in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at Southampton.

Goals from Eddie Nketiah and a first Premier League goal for his fellow academy graduate Joe Willock ensured Arsenal moved back into the top half of the table with seven matches still remaining, having lost their first two matches after the restart to Manchester City and Brighton. Arteta admitted that he was relieved to end that poor sequence and praised his players for their reaction.

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