Laura Woods’ affection for Mikel Arteta persisted to develop after Arsenal’s win at Tottenham on Sunday.
The Gunners prolonged their lead at the pinnacle to eight factors as their title aspirations gathered extra momentum. First-half strikes from Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard had been sufficient to see off a Tottenham facet whose very own pinnacle 4 ambitions have been in addition dented.
Arsenal had no longer loved plenty cheer in this fixture over the years, dropping 3-0 closing term. But their modern self belief used to be clear to see as they gained on the white 1/2 of north London for the first time in nearly a decade – some thing Arteta used to be absolutely conscious of.
He used to be quizzed on Arsenal’s ultimate win at Tottenham, way lower back in 2014, and replied: “Yes I used to be here”. The Spaniard commenced for the Gunners in the win as Woods said: “Arrghh I love him!”
Woods has, like many Arsenal fans, been compelled to watch the membership conflict in latest instances however is revelling in their resurgence as a first league success when you consider that 2004 turns into even greater of a possibility.
Arteta is thriving after being backed by using the membership and the TalkSport presenters has hailed the Spanish boss and the facet he is created.
She stated recently: “I assume a lot of human beings have been drowsing on Arsenal in general. I suppose whilst that was once taking place Mikel Arteta used to be knitting collectively this tremendous layout that he had and I assume a lot of credit score desires to go to hierarchy for backing Arteta and backing his vision.
“When you appear at the gamers he delivered in and you seem at the fee tag, I stated ‘Martin Odegaard for £30million?’ I hate myself for questioning that, I hate myself for that. But I love this Arsenal side.
I assume the imaginative and prescient as nicely from Arteta to provide Odegaard the captaincy as well, they see matters we don’t, how this man operates round the membership and I assume that was once an stimulated pass to provide him the captaincy.”
Arsenal’s win at Tottenham got here 24 hours after Manchester City’s derby loss. It capability they are simply one factor in advance of Manchester United with Pep Guardiola performing to concede defeat at the midway factor of the campaign.
He stated after defeat at Old Trafford: “I do not care about the Premier League and the Carabao Cup, we can’t win. We gained a lot, so it is no longer a problem.” City nevertheless have to play Arsenal twice however have dropped factors in six of their 18 league games.
Arsenal’s subsequent day out is in opposition to United at the Emirates earlier than they take on City for the first time this season in the FA Cup. The two aspects will meet in the league subsequent month in what will be a crunch clash.