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Arsenal will take PL title race ‘proper to the wire’ – Arteta

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Mikel Arteta stated that Arsenal are able to push Manchester Metropolis to the ultimate day of the season however warned his gamers to not get carried away by Sunday’s 3-2 win at Tottenham.

Arsenal raced to a 3-0 lead by a Pierre-Emile Højbjerg personal purpose along with strikes from Bukayo Saka and Kai Havertz earlier than Spurs mounted a second-half comeback that reduce the result in one.

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Requested earlier than Metropolis beat Nottingham Forest later within the day whether or not the victory was proof his squad is able to struggle till the very finish, Arteta, who registered his a hundredth league win as a supervisor, stated: “Yeah, 100%. I’ve seen that the entire season.

“They provide me the explanation to imagine that each single day. We’re proper on it. The motivation for what’s forward is gorgeous. We’re all anticipating that they will have an actual go.”

Arsenal fell away when main the title race final yr firstly of April however have now secured three consecutive league wins after exiting the Champions League on the quarterfinal stage to Bayern Munich. They sit one level forward of Metropolis, who’ve a recreation in hand.

“On the finish the judgement goes to be based mostly on the end result,” Arteta stated. “In the event that they bought the purpose within the final minute to make it 3-3, then we would not have been prepared [to win the league].

“The margins are so small. Do not get carried away with your self. We wish to be higher. There are margins for enchancment. Go once more in opposition to Bournemouth [on Saturday] as a result of it’ll be actually powerful.”

Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou bemoaned the dearth of maturity in his group and urged his gamers to study from Argentina centre-back Romero, who hit the submit within the first half earlier than his purpose sparked Tottenham into life.

“He was excellent,” Postecoglou stated. “He is a World Cup winner and I’ve simply bought to get a few of what’s in him into among the others.

“It is about now over the course of time getting from the place we’re to the place we wish to get to. To do this, we’re nonetheless not completely laser centered on the small print, the small issues that get you from the place we’re to develop into a group that contends. Credit score to Arsenal, they’re there now. They seem to be a group that does cope with the small print properly, and we do not.”

Spurs ended the day in fifth place, seven factors behind fourth-place Aston Villa however with two video games in hand.