• Arsenal manager refuses to be drawn into talk of title challenge
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Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal’s players have proved to themselves that they can compete at the Premier League’s top end after strengthening their position at the summit with a resounding win over Spurs, but stressed his side remain “hungry and humble”.

Arsenal deservedly won the north London derby with goals from Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka, making light of a penalty equaliser by Harry Kane. They are four points clear at the top, at least until Sunday’s Manchester derby, and have won seven games from eight; while Arteta would not take the bait regarding a title push he admitted his team’s spirits are soaring.

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