Arteta hails Arsenal 'courage and resilience' for victory at Chelsea

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was delighted with the character shown for their 1-0 win at Chelsea.

Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League table as Gabriel’s close-range finish gave them victory away to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Arteta said, “Obviously we wanted to get back to the top but the competition is so difficult. The job, the challenge for us was to come here against a top team in the league and the way we did it – we deserved to win the game.

“For such a young team, the maturity, the composure they showed, the resilience and courage to play how we wanted to play was phenomenal to do it against these kind of players.

“Winning in this stadium is an extra thing, another step for this team to keep believing they can do it under pressure and against big opponents.

“The boys are willing and physically capable of doing it, the understanding of times and spaces is getting better every day, they feel comfortable playing these type of games.”

On the performance of Gabriel Jesus, Arteta added: “The energy he transmits through the team is unbelievable – how he holds the ball how he creates, it is something that takes us to a different level.

“He didn’t score but what he did for the team was outstanding.”