The pressure increased on Arteta in the first weeks of the season, but he helped Arsenal take a step in the right direction with a convincing Cup victory. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick in and around the goals of Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette.
It was 3-0 at halftime thanks to Aubameyang’s opener in the 17th minute and more goals from captain and Pepe just before the break.
Arsenal remained in control thereafter, Saka making four after a resounding run. Aubameyang curled up in his treble goal beyond the hour mark before Lacazette marked his return to action with a close range finish.
While there is still work to be done for Arsenal in the Premier League, this result will have contributed to their confidence.
Indeed, Arteta said Air sports: ” It was really good. It is a difficult place to come.
“Score six away from the goal and keep a clean sheet, very happy.
“The attitude of the team from the start [was good]. We were disappointed not to win both league matches.
“When you lose, the most important thing is to win the next game to have confidence. We scored some good goals. “
There were Arsenal’s first season appearances for Martin Odegaard and Ramsdale after the former back to the club following his loan from Real Madrid and the latter joined from Sheffield United in order to.
Arteta liked what he saw after explaining why he wanted them so much.
He said, “All right, both of you. Martin gives us something different that we don’t have with any other player.
“Aaron looked very comfortable. He’s a great personality.
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While these two cases have appeased Arteta, it remains to be seen what else will happen before the transfer window closes on August 31.
Arsenal may need to downsize their squad further with a few player exits, which Arteta was able to confirm.
He added: “I don’t know what’s going to happen. A few more days. Some outings are planned.
What he knows will happen, however, is that Arsenal will be involved in a more difficult game when they return to the Premier League. The next step is a clash against the champions, Manchester City.
Former City manager Arteta said: “We know what we face this weekend will be a different game. “
Beyond that, they will look to the next rounds of this competition, in the hope of racing in the cup. The draw for the third round pitted them against League One’s AFC Wimbledon.
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