‘We are there, that’s for sure’: Mikel Arteta says Arsenal are back in title race

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  • 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.

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Written by Nick Ames at the Emirates Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/feb/04/we-are-there-thats-for-sure-mikel-arteta-says-arsenal-are-back-in-title-race under the title “‘We are there, that’s for sure’: Mikel Arteta says Arsenal are back in title race”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.