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Arteta on the win, chance creation and Willock

Mikel Arteta was full of praise for his young players as Arsenal came from behind to win 4-1 against Norwegian side Molde.

Victory at the Emirates, secured thanks to two own goals and strikes by Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe, takes the Gunners clear at the top of Europa League Group B and means we could secure safe passage to the knockout stages on Matchday 4 later this month.

After the game, the boss told BT Sport that he was pleased with the patience his players showed and the way his attack clicked.

On the win…

Yes, it was really important for us to win tonight and go on top of the group with a very convincing victory. The boys tried to go for them from the first minute, we went a goal behind and then it was about the reaction, being patient. We generated a lot of chances and we won the game.

On his side’s creativity…

I think we got in very good spaces on a lot of occasions. If they’d not scored the own goal, we had all the time somebody behind for the tap in. We improved a lot today our combinations in the final third, we were able to sustain attacks much better. This is what the game required. Obviously, don’t let them run on the counter because they are a threat.

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