Arsenal’s win over Manchester United was characterised by Mikel Arteta as a “phenomenal game” after the victory put the Gunners six points ahead of the Manchester United.
Arsenal course to return to Champions League next season sparked back to life following the victory against the Red Devils.
Arteta in his post-match conference expressed delight over the win as well as the race for top four.
“I think it was a phenomenal game for the spectators and the fans.
For us it was a bit of a rollercoaster. We wanted to start the game really quick, really fast.
“Dominating them, creating issues, very vertical, and we managed to do that.
“We dominated big periods in the first half. We scored two goals.
“But then that moment when they scored straight after our second goal, left us a little bit cold and insecure to how they reacted.
“So we had a period of five to ten minutes where we weren’t really clear on what to do and we were trembling.
“At the start of the second half, again we had some problems to occupy some spaces that they are really good at, and they have so much quality to exploit.
“Then when they missed their penalty, and we made the change in shape and scored the goal, I think that’s where we won it.”
Asked if the race for top four was now between the Gunners and Tottenham, he responded he don’t know.
He said, “This changes so quickly, but my belief is that we’re going to give it a real go, we can win football matches, but the margins are very small and we have to be very aware of that.
“Winning and losing in this league and where we are today, is defined by the small margins, so everything has to be there to take the game where we want at the end of the 95 minutes.”