Arsenal won 2-0 against Wolves to secure a five point cushion at the top of the Premier League, heading into the World Cup break.
Arteta reacted to the result in an interview with Sky Sports…
On the slow start
Today it was all about being patient, we were patient with them throughout the game and in the end we got the result we wanted. They made the game difficult by closing the game and they expected us to make mistakes.
They looked for loopholes waiting for us to make mistakes, but we created a lot of opportunities to win the game against them, we did what we wanted to win.
We had a few players who started to feel nauseous shortly before the start of the match. We couldn’t replace everyone but Xhaka had a bit of a hard time. It’s a bit strange that he couldn’t continue at that moment, but we managed to win by adapting to the game.
On the World Cup
Under normal conditions I would train tomorrow but unfortunately the players are not here. I wish the best to those who leave and I want them to take care of themselves. I hope they enjoy it because there is nothing better than playing for their country.
On team spirit
It’s amazing! Without these players we wouldn’t have been able to achieve what we’re doing now, they’re growing every day. Everything looks pretty good.
On Gabriel Jesus
We appreciate him, the work he has done for us is truly invaluable. The love that all his teammates and coaching team have for him is very clear. I hope he shows up [at the World Cup], he feels it already.