Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta lauded his team for a 4-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion, saying the players have started to produce the type of football he wants to see.

Arsenal playing with the handbrake off: Mikel Arteta. (Reuters Photo)


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Mikel Arteta heaped praise on his Arsenal squad for “taking the handbrake off” in Saturday’s 4-0 win against West Brom, saying this is the team he wants.

The Gunners were impressive in beating West Brom 4-0, their third win on the spin, and Arteta feels Arsenal are starting to produce the type of football he wants to see.

Alexandre Lacazette’s second-half brace and fine strikes from Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka earned Arsenal a dominant 4-0 win at the Hawthorns. Arsenal have now won three straight games in the Premier League for just the second time under Arteta.

“I think previously we lost games that we were really unlucky in and most of them were our own fault because we made some errors and lacked some discipline,” Arteta told reporters.

“But obviously you need to win football matches and now this brings a different momentum and energy, the players they get the handbrake off and you can see that they are freer to play.”

“This is an Arsenal team with the idea that I want.”

Mikel Arteta feels the return to fitness of Thomas Partey will be the equivalent of a new signing for Arsenal.

“We’ve been missing him. He brings something different to the team. He’s a player with an enormous talent, but as well someone who can transform the team the way we want,” Arteta added.

“He is feeling good. He needs another two or three good sessions to see if he is 100% available to play. If that is the case, great news for us.”

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