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Mikel Arteta hails Arsenal fans for reaction to William Saliba’s own goal

The Spaniard has admitted that he had ‘never seen anything like it’


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has, on Saturday evening, moved to lavish praise on the club’s supporters.

The Gunners, of course, were back in action earlier today.

After opening the season in impressive fashion courtesy of a 2-0 win at capital rivals Crystal Palace, Arteta and co. welcomed Leicester City to the Emirates, eyeing an equally convincing result.

And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what the day’s hosts managed.

An utterly dominant display, which really should have proven more one-sided when it came to the eventual scoreline, ultimately culminated in Arsenal emerging on the right side of a 4-2 result.

Summer signing Gabriel Jesus, meanwhile, proved the undisputed star of the show, on his way to a direct hand in all four of his side’s goals.

One sour note amid an otherwise fine afternoon’s work for Arsenal on Saturday, though, came early in the 2nd-half.

With the north Londoners leading by two goals to nil, pulses were set racing upon Leicester pulling one back.

This came owing to returning loanee William Saliba, fresh off a stellar debut outing for the club last time out, putting through his own net.

And yet, those in attendance inside the Emirates managed to swiftly turn the situation into one which Mikel Arteta was overjoyed with post-match.

This came as the Gunners faithful immediately showcased their support for the club’s young defender, cheering him on and chanting his name.

Speaking to the media on the back of the full-time whistle, Arsenal’s boss, in turn, was quick to hail all responsible for such morale-boosting efforts:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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