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Mikel Arteta’s instant reaction to a century of Arsenal wins speaks volumes



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Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal won again on Sunday after beating London rivals Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage – taking their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points.

Mikel Arteta was not keen on securing 100 wins as Arsenal manager following his side’s 3-0 triumph over Fulham on Sunday.
The Gunners secured victory at Craven Cottage thanks to first-half goals from Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard. Arteta has now won 100 games since taking over from sacked Unai Emery as Arsenal manager in December 2019.

Arteta was asked about his latest success after Sunday’s game but was keen to downplay his success. The Spaniard is focused on clinching the Premier League title, with his side five points ahead of table-top Manchester City.

“To come here and play like we did against a team like Fulham in this stadium, I think the players deserve a big compliment,” Arteta said after Sunday’s game, Arsenal’s 21st Premier League win of the season.

“With the way we played, the goals we scored, the clean sheet and the determination and determination we showed today to play the way we want to play.”

Arteta’s winning percentage of 59.5% is the highest of any Arsenal manager in history (excluding caretakers). Second on that list is Arsène Wenger (57.3), while Emery is third (55.13). Arsenal have won 73% of their games in all competitions this season. Arteta added: “It’s great [100 wins], we have to keep it going, I’m happy about that. Unfortunately it’s not a title, so there’s still a lot to improve!

Arteta’s time as Arsenal boss has been something of a rollercoaster. The former midfielder won both the FA Cup and the Community Shield within eight months of his appointment, but an eighth-place finish in his first full season led to calls for him to be sacked.

Arsenal narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification last season finishing fifth in the table, but that won’t be a problem this time around. If the Gunners win the Premier League title in May, it will be their first in 19 long years. “It’s amazing and it means we have a lot of people at the club who are doing the right things,” said Arteta when asked about Arsenal’s win rate this season. “In the team, a lot of players have made a huge contribution and especially the support that we have, which I think has absolutely transformed this team with this energy, so I’m really happy.”

Oleksandr Zinchenko was also in good spirits on Sunday. He told Arsenal’s website: “Fulham are a very good team. They have played well this season, especially at home.

We knew they were so dangerous so obviously we prepared quite well. “I think our performance in the first half was quite good: we controlled almost everything with and without the ball. Those are three very important points, clean sheets. A perfect day for the Gooners. Let’s keep it up.”