Arteta never doubted Arsenal would get back on track

Mikel Arteta insists he had “no doubt” Arsenal would bounce back from losing top spot in the Premier League.

Arteta’s side moved five points clear with a thumping 4-0 victory at home to Everton.

Since Manchester City beat them to go top of the table, Arsenal have responded brilliantly, winning at Leicester and Aston Villa before thrashing Everton.

That came as no surprise to boss Arteta, who praised his players at his post-match press conference.

He declared: “When you look at them every single day you just feel how much they want it and how much they want to do what we ask them to do.

“I had no doubt that we would turn things around. I am really pleased with the way the team is right now.”

Everton managed to frustrate the Gunners until Bukayo Saka opened the scoring five minutes before half-time.

Gabriel Martinelli netted in the final seconds of the first half and second-half goals Martin Odegaard and Martinelli sealed a resounding Arsenal win.

Everton boss Sean Dyche admitted: “In the second half you saw why they’re top of the league.

“It’s not always about us. There were lots of things we could have done better, but at the end of the day they’re a top side and they showed it.”