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Wright hails Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.

Updated: Nov 8, 2020

Wright believes Mikel Arteta has transformed Arsenal football club.

Former England striker Ian Wright has lauded manager Mikel Arteta for directing Arsenal into a "different era".

Wright was delighted with how his former side sealed a 1-0 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found the net from the penalty spot after midfielder Paul Pogba brought down Hector Bellerin in the 18-yard box yesterday, leading to the Gunners' first win in 14 years at the Theatre of Dreams.

However, the narrow victory over Ole Gunner Solskjaer's Red Devils has led to former Arsenal star Wright saying Arteta's handprint at the club so far has been first class, adding 'that there has been progress'.

“It’s a massive win for Arsenal,” the Gunners great told Premier League Productions. “The thing is that since Mikel has been there, there has been progress.

“He has got the players he’s got to work with and it’s changed in terms of defensively, intensity, the culture, and what he’s trying to do.

“We saw as well with some of the players - Gabriel, on a booking in the first half and the way he played was brilliant.

"[Thomas] Partey as well. He’s (Arteta's) slowly going to integrate the players he wants to play the system he wants to play.

“What we’ve seen is the organisation of Arsenal, something that people have spoken about when it comes to a lack of intensity and lack of drive. We aren’t seeing that anymore.

“People can say whatever they want about the big six and the records, but under Mikel I haven’t got a problem now playing any of them because we are more organised and know what we’re doing.

“We have got a guy up front [Aubameyang] who if he gets chances will finish them and it’s a whole different structure at Arsenal.

"They can talk about not beating that top six as much as they want, we are going into a different era.”

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