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Mikel Arteta addresses Arsenal title possibilities after Brighton win

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Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta has insisted the Gunners should not getting carried away with discuss of the Premier League title.

Saturday’s 4-2 win over Brighton, coupled with Manchester Metropolis’s 1-1 draw with Everton, noticed Arsenal lengthen their lead on the high of the desk to seven factors to see in 2023. No facet with such a lead halfway by the season has ever did not win the title.

The indicators are clearly constructive for Arteta and his younger facet, however the boss was adamant that Arsenal should not desirous about getting their arms on the well-known trophy simply but.

“We knew the outcome [of the Manchester City game], however the increase is we’ve to come back right here and win, and to do this we’ve to carry out on the highest stage on this league,” Arteta informed BBC Sport.

“Tonight we needed to have a giant efficiency to win in opposition to a extremely good Brighton facet. We needed to dig in as properly.

“[We have] loads of issues to enhance, particularly in defending moments. We nonetheless have room to enhance.”

Arsenal's players celebrate Gabriel Martinelli's goal

Arsenal hit high gear as soon as extra in opposition to Brighton / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

In his post-match press convention, Arteta took the identical stance.

“It’s nonetheless a long term to go,” he continued. “My pleasure comes from going into the dressing room when the gamers are speaking about what they need to have carried out higher right now. That implies that they know that we are able to nonetheless participant higher and be higher and in opposition to Newcastle we’ve to be higher.”

The Gunners are in for a troublesome run of fixtures to start out 2023. They have to face Newcastle, Tottenham and Manchester United in January, with the postponed recreation in opposition to Metropolis from earlier within the season developing on February 15 as properly.

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