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Mikel Arteta on Arsenal’s Champions League hopes after “best result” at Wolves

Mikel Arteta saluted Arsenal’s victory over Wolves as one of his best.

Teenage star Saka declared he was living a dream after grabbing his first goal in the Premier League, setting the Gunners’ on their way to victory over the in-form hosts.

The 18-year-old struck towards the end of the first-half and Alexandre Lacazette added a late second, leaving Arteta beaming at the final whistle.

This was the first time since 2017 that Arsenal had won three games without conceding.

It was also the first time they had beaten a team away from home placed higher than them in the table for five years.

Arteta said: “It was one of my best results because of the schedule we’ve had – and because of how well they have done.

Arteta was delighted with his side’s win

“It’s another step forward.

“The more solid we are the better the chance we will have to win football matches. It comes down to all 11 players defending.

“I was happy with the effort after Brighton.

“But I said then we cannot give anything to our opponents. Hopefully this will give us better chances to win games.”

Asked about Arsenal’s hopes of making a late dash for the top four, he added: “We have no margin for error.

“Two weeks ago it was impossible. We have to compete with this intensity and make it hard for them.

“We will wait and see.”

Saka struck the opener at Molineux

Saka’s goal rounded off a memorable week.

He committed his long-term future to the club by agreeing a long-term deal.

He said: “It’s been a week I will remember for my whole life. You can see what the manager is building and I was happy to tie down my future here.

“I’m 18 and it’s a dream to play for this club. I’ll play wherever the boss wants me to.”

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Nuno said his the outcome was dictated by fine margins.

He said: “The game was balanced – there weren’t too many chances.

“We created problems – we had one clear chance – but it wasn’t one of our best.

“It’s up to us to be more clinical in front of goal and improve defensively.”

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