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Arsenal goalscorer Bukayo Saka has issued a rallying cry to the Gunners.

"We can be proud but must stay humble," insists Arsenal ace Bukayo Saka.

Arsenal goalscorer Bukayo Saka has issued a rallying cry to the Gunners, asking them 'to stay humble' after their 3-2 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

The win against the Red Devils came after current champions Manchester City ran riot over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad, with Erling Haaland scoring a hat-trick to apply pressure on the Gunners.

But Mikel Arteta's side responded with character as they came from a goal down to seal the win and a five-point gap at the summit with a game in hand.

"You can see how much it means to everyone," Arsenal goalscorer Saka told Sky Sports. "They're the only team that have beaten us this season so we really wanted to beat them for the fans.

"We know how important this win is for us. It wasn't easy and it definitely wasn't our best start to the game but we showed a lot of character to come back and get the win."

On scoring in three consecutive games v Man Utd, like Arsenal greats Freddie Ljumberg and Thierry Henry, the England winger replied: "Hello Freddie, hello Thierry - I'm happy. I was so close to getting two but I'm just so happy I got that first one and it gave me confidence to keep shooting."

He added: "That's really significant [Arsenal's best start to a Premier League season]. It's something we can be proud of but we have to stay humble. It's only halfway through the season and things can change very quickly.

"But if we keep playing like we have then we'll be in a good place at the end of the season, we just have to keep it up."

When asked what is behind Arsenal's success this season, he explained: "Firstly, the belief we have. Especially at the Emirates with our fans and how they support us. We went 1-0 down and they still support, they don't know how much that helps us.

"It's the way the coach is setting us up, too, and the players the coach has brought in."

Match winner Eddie Nketiah added: “I saw Martinez next to me so I thought I was onside but when you see that purple (VAR) screen come up, your heart always goes a bit.

"You could see how much we wanted to win and how badly we wanted it for ourselves and our fans. We kept pushing and pushing and thankfully we found the goal."

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