English Premier League

Arteta praises beaten Wigan

Saturday 22nd December 2012 15:27

Mikel Arteta celebrates at the DW Stadium

Mikel Arteta celebrates at the DW Stadium

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Arsenal's Mikel Arteta was full of praise for beaten Wigan after the Gunners had edged a hard-fought lunchtime clash at the DW Stadium.

Arteta netted the only goal on the hour from the penalty spot but admitted the Latics had fully tested the north Londoners.

The Spaniard said: "I think they have been unlucky with the result because the way they play is quite 'offensive.'"

And Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stressed that Wigan had caused many problems for the visitors, adding: "They set up with a lot of men in midfield.

"In the first half, it was hard to get to grips with their midfield at times."

Arteta went on to say that the 1-0 victory was a good result for Arsenal: "It's a big win for us, that's three in a row now.

"I am really happy with the points. It's been a tough game and the conditions were really difficult."

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