Arsenal boss Arteta hails Saka, Smith Rowe for goals against Tottenham | OneFootball
Arsenal boss Arteta hails Saka, Smith Rowe for goals against Tottenham
Mikel Arteta was delighted with Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka after their performance against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The Arsenal academy graduates both scored as the Gunners ran out 3-1 winners in the north London derby at the Emirates.
"It's a good example of the senior players showing big leadership and standing up for the team and the likes of Aubameyang scoring the goal and then two academy players," Arteta said.
"They've been raised and developed within our system. They've come here in a big derby and worked for the team and scored two goals.
"They are able to trust me to get that feeling because they've been raised and educated really experiencing those feelings and being in the stadium as a supporter of the club.
"A lot of people that we have in our organisation have a real sense of what a derby means and I think they will be proud of what they've seen."