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Arteta: We had to be patient

by Koolkola

After 120 minutes at the Emirates, Mikel Arteta was happy to see his us beat Newcastle United 2-0 at the Emirates to advance to the FA Cup 4th round.

Substitute Emile Smith Rowe broke the deadlock at the second half of extra-time before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang added a second with three minutes left.

Mikel Arteta was pleased with Bernd Leno, as his save from a big Andy Caroll chance kept us in the game.

“We had to patient,” the boss told Arsenal.com afterwards. “They are a team who are well-organised and make it hard for you.


“We had the chances I think, very big chances to score much earlier but when you don’t do that, the game is open.


“If you don’t do that in your box, you need your keeper in a key moment – like it happened after the corner kick on the counter – to save you.


“Bernd did it in a magnificent way and at the end we scored two and deserved to go through.”


“It’s great to keep the momentum going, to keep winning and keep the boys’ confidence high. Now we have Palace, five days to prepare, let’s go for it.”

That was our fourth consecutive win and the momentum we have gathered is great to see. We play Crystal Palace in a mid-week PL fixture and will look to record a fifth win on the bounce.

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