A stroke of luck helped the Gunners get a scrappy goal and grind out a nervy yet crucial win at home on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta feels Arsenal “should have scored many more” in their narrow 1-0 Premier League victory against Norwich City.
Arsenal dominated the match for the better part of the first half as well as the second half, making life difficult for the Norwich defenders but being unable to breach their defense.
The breakthrough came at minute 66 for the hosts. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacted quickly when the ball reached him after deflecting off Tim Krul’s leg and put it into the empty net.
Aubameyang had looked to be in an offside position, but the goal was allowed to stand when the VAR confirmed he was onside.
“Emotionally it was a very tough game to play, after the three defeats, playing here in front of your crowd,” Arteta told during his post-match press conference.
“It was a must-win game and I saw [us] straight away come out of the blocks really quickly, really aggressively, wanting to score and please everybody.
“We had a period after 20 or 25 minutes where we started to [look] a little bit shaky, trying to attack too quickly and giving the ball away.
“It was an open game. In the second half, we took control of the game again and we should have scored many more.”