Following a 2-1 victory over Everton on Saturday, Arsenal sits atop the Premier League standings with 22 points. They will remain there for at least one day, awaiting the final result of the Manchester United vs. Manchester City game on Sunday. Manchester City can tie Arsenal with a draw or leap ahead with a victory.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised his team’s resolve and mentality on Saturday following the Everton win and the victory over Bayern Munich earlier in the week.
“At 2-1 we became a bit edgy,” Wenger told BBC. “We gave a lot on Tuesday night [against Bayern] and I thought it showed in the last 20 minutes. We couldn’t score the third goal and Everton had chances — it could have gone both ways.
“When you win such a big game like they did on Tuesday it shows a lot about the mentality of your team. That’s why I’m very proud of my team because they’ve shown the ability to refocus. We have a lot of questions about our strikers but Theo Walcott is outstanding and Olivier Giroud is outstanding at the moment.
“We’ll keep our humility and our desire to grow. We lost our first game of the season at the Emirates and no one would say we would be top of the table after that.”