Manager wants his side to be in control in their remaining fixtures as they hold pole position in the race for fourth place

The question was met by a rolling of the eyes and an exaggerated shudder. Fun as Arsenal’s ultimately convincing win over Manchester United was, would Mikel Arteta sign up for five equivalent white-knuckle rides over the remainder of their run-in?

“Hopefully not,” he replied after the minor theatrics, which preempted his point, had subsided. “But the last games of the season tend to go a little bit like that, [because of] the fatigue of the players, the stress of different elements. It’s possible. So we have to handle that chaos as well if it happens.”

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