It has been revealed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted with the form of Mikel Arteta this season.
The Spanish midfielder grabbed the winner against QPR on the weekend.
Wenger told Arsenal Player : “Since the beginning of the season Mikel has been absolutely outstanding,”.
“He does a fantastic job, he is highly focused and I am very happy for him that he gets the rewards.
“If you lose three games in a row, you are in a crisis of confidence. Therefore it was important to stop that [against QPR]. Good teams go through some bad results, but reduce the time of the cycles and that is what we did here.
“You rely on experience [in these times] because those players can deal better with the pressure and have gone through it before. That helps us to focus on what is important.”