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Mikel Arteta makes Arsenal claim after Wolves win

Arsenal faced off with Wolves on Saturday evening.

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Arsenal headed into the game sat top of the Premier League and looking to extend their lead over Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side lost to Brentford in the day’s early kick-off, meaning an Arsenal win over Wolves would see them five points clear atop of the division until at least Boxing Day.

And when all was said and done, a Martin Odegaard brace was enough to secure the Gunners a well-deserved three points.

After the game, Mikel Arteta was asked if Arsenal have exceeded his expectations so far this term, and the Spaniard told reporters after the 2-0 win at Wolves: “Yes, but I take it day by day and not even game by game. I understand that the better we do the daily things and we commit to doing those things better, every individual is going to contribute to the team doing better and that’s what we want to do.’’

He added: “It’s great to be where we are and we are enjoying that moment. Now we have a big break and we have to reflect on what we’re doing and be prepared for after the World Cup. Our aim is to play better as a team every day, to have better tools to do what we want. I can say it’s been phenomenal to work with these players and staff.”

Arsenal will return to action after the Qatar World Cup on December 27 as they take on West Ham in a Premier League tie.

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