- Manager believes team showed elite mentality against Liverpool
- Virgil van Dijk apologises for error that led to Martinelli goal
Mikel Arteta proclaimed that Arsenal are back in the thick of the title race after their resounding 3-1 win against Liverpool, saying they have shown the elite mentality that sets the top teams apart.
Arsenal recovered from a Gabriel Magalhães own goal, which gave Liverpool a fortunate equaliser on the stroke of half-time, to pull clear through strikes by Gabriel Martinelli and Leandro Trossard. There was a large element of luck to Martinelli’s goal too, a mix-up between Alisson and Virgil van Dijk leaving the visitors’ net empty, but Arteta’s side thoroughly deserved the victory and now sit two points behind the leaders.
Written by Nick Ames at the Emirates Stadium
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