Arsenal boss Arteta: Fans have helped transform club

Mikel Arteta paid tribute to Arsenal’s support for victory at Wolves.

The 2-0 win sees the Gunners break up for the World Cup five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Arteta said, “Thanks to the fans for the support and the way they helped transform this club and the energy of everyone and they should enjoy it [being top of the league].

“We showed another kind of maturity today to play their game, in the first 20-30 minutes we struggled to break them down. We were much better in the second half and we had a bit more courage and took risks but also not allowing them to run.”

On the World Cup, he added: “I would train tomorrow but unfortunately they’re not here. I wish those going to the World Cup the best and they will look after themselves – I hope they enjoy it because it doesn’t get better than playing for your country.

“I’ll touch wood and hope for the best. When everyone is back we’ll assess where we are and go from there.”