Mikel Arteta sets sights on victory at Old Trafford following Dundalk win

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal are ready to win at Old Trafford after making “easy” work of Dundalk.

Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe were on target against the League of Ireland minnows to boost Arsenal ’s confidence ahead of the trip to Manchester United on Sunday.

Gunners boss Arteta said: “We made it look easy because we were very disciplined, we took it seriously and we were at it right from the beginning. The danger is when you are not 100 per cent and any team can cause you problems.

“We made a lot of changes and gave opportunities to players who deserved it. I think they performed well.

Mikel Arteta appeared satisfied with the win over Dundalk

“The way we lost against Leicester was painful at home. It took us a few days to digest it. But you have to react straight away with a win. Let’s get ready, we go to Old Trafford and we will try to win again.”

Man of the match Willock added: “Happy to get a win. I thought we played well. Every team is a struggle in Europe, we had to stick to our plan and I felt we did that.

“He [Mikel Arteta] just told me to keep working hard. I told him I want to fight for my position and hopefully I will get an opportunity again.”

Joe Willock was particularly impressive in the 3-0 win

Dundalk boss Filippo Giovagnoli, whose side made Europa League history by becoming the first team not to concede a foul in a match, said: “I was talking about that with my staff. Yes, our team is so polite. They are such gentlemen. They just work hard. It’s another compliment.

“Arsenal is an unbelievable team who is able to control a game against any team in the world, so we have to be realistic.”

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