Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta made a bold statement after his team’s 4-0 win over Everton in the English Premier League on Sunday, declaring that the Gunners are “here and we’re not going to stop”.
The emphatic victory was Arsenal’s first in the league since the start of the season and it was a much-needed boost for the team, who had been struggling to find their form in recent weeks.
The win was also a personal triumph for Arteta, who has been under pressure to turn the team’s fortunes around since taking over as manager in December.
Speaking after the match, Arteta said: “We are here and we are not going to stop. We are going to keep going and keep fighting.”
The Spaniard’s words were echoed by his players, who were clearly delighted with the result.
“It was a great performance from the team,” said midfielder Granit Xhaka. “We showed a lot of character and we deserved the win. We have to keep going and keep fighting.”
The win was a welcome relief for Arsenal, who had been struggling to find their feet in the league since the start of the season.
The team had been hampered by injuries to key players, including Mesut Ozil, and had failed to win any of their first four league games.
However, the win over Everton was a sign that the team is starting to find its form and Arteta’s words suggest that the Gunners are determined to keep pushing forward.
The team will now be looking to build on the win and continue their climb up the table.
The next challenge for Arsenal is a trip to face Leicester City on Sunday, and Arteta will be hoping that his team can continue their good form and pick up another three points.
If they can do that, then Arteta’s words will ring true and the Gunners will be well on their way to achieving their goal of a top-four finish this season.