Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta has expressed his delight on having the surporters back at the Emirates stadium in last night’s victory over Rapid Vienna in the Uefa Europa league.
Arsenal secured a convincing 4 – 1 victory over the Austrian side last night which ensured the North London club finish the group in first place. The boss Mikel Arteta speak to the media shortly after the game and expressed what it feels like to have the fans back in the stadium.
He(Arteta) has this to say, “It was very special & I am delighted to have them back. We had 2,000 but it looked like many more. They were very supportive of the team, very encouraging & the lads were saying it makes a huge difference to feel that support and energy”
Last night was also a night to remember for under fire Arsenal Striker Alexander Lacazette, who has been criticised in recent weeks by some sections of Arsenal supporters for his lacklustre performance in recent games.
The Arsenal captain on the night (Lacazette) put in a man of the match performance in a number ten role which he was deployed last night. He also opened the scoring for Arsenal with a well hit effort from 30 yards out that beat the goalkeeper into bottom top corner.
Arteta was so ecstatic about the performance of the French striker and has this to say about him, “It was a good game in that number 10 position, I think it suits him, it gives him a bit of freedom and he is really good at linking play in those positions. He worked really hard and scored a beautiful goal”
Arsenal will be back in action on Sunday when they take on their city rivals Tottenham in a Premier league North London derby clash.