Mikel Arteta delghted with north London derby win

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was "extremely happy" after his side's 2-1 win over Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday. Arteta also addressed his decision to drop captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a breach of pre-match protocol, reportedly by arriving late to the Emirates Stadium.

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MIKEL ARTETA: We're all extremely happy and proud about the way the boys played today. I'm obviously really happy because we know what it means to our club and to our fans. It's a shame that they weren't here with us today, but at least they would be happy at home. Hopefully, it will increase the level of confidence of the team and the belief that we can play really well against any opponent. We can beat big teams, as well.

And just maintain everybody together with the same belief. Obviously, we know that we have to put four or five wins in a row to give ourselves any chance of looking up in the table. But we are ready for a fight.

Yeah. I made what I thought was the right decision, and we draw a line there, and now let's move on again. We know how important Auba is for us, for the club, and that's it. That's been dealt with, and let's move on.