• Arteta insists back-to-back wins will create even greater belief
  • ‘We dominated the game almost from start to finish’

Mikel Arteta explained going “back to basics” helped Arsenal recover from a sticky run to regain control of the title race with successive away wins against Aston Villa and Leicester.

A 46th-minute goal by Gabriel Martinelli at the King Power Stadium was enough to maintain their two-point advantage over Manchester City, which will be extended with a positive result from their game in hand at home to Everton on Wednesday. An away defeat against Sean Dyche’s side earlier this month sparked a winless three-game spell that included a loss to City and threatened to blow them off course, but those memories now appear to have been banished.

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