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Every word Mikel Arteta said on Folarin Balogun, Reiss Nelson, Arsenal fans and Molde

What are your thoughts on how Pepe played?

Yes I am really pleased. After the disappointment you want to see something stand-out really quickly and I could see from the first minute his body language that he was ready to act. I think he had a great performance. He scored a goal. He could have scored another one or two, created some great moments in the game and worked really hard for the team. I really liked it and I’m so pleased for that.

Next time you’ll have fans in the stadium. What are your thoughts on that news?

I’m really happy. The club is working really hard with the final details after the announcement that we had let’s try to make it possible and see. We are delighted, the players are delighted. Slowly let’s make sure that it works and we can increase it.

Is the attacking formation going to be used in the Premier League?

Depending on the players that we have available and a few things we have to make sure we control better. There were a lot of positives, we looked a threat all the time but there were some issues we need to resolve. It’s going to take time. It’s true we changed the team a lot, we played with a lot of young players as well I was but I was really pleased with the personality they showed on the pitch.

Pepe showed exactly what he can do?

Yes. We all know what his level is. All the time the question is how often can he get to that level and how often can he contribute to other aspects of the game. Today’s the example. It has to be the level he has to hit and from then on he has to keep improving because he’s capable of doing it. You can see every time he gets in those positions and in the final third he’s a really threat and a really difficult player to control. He can come on his feet, he can go in behind as well. That’s what he expect from him.

Special moment for Balogun?

Well deserved for the boy. He’s working really hard as well. He had some difficult months as well. We had some speculation around him. He’s handled the situation in a…