Ten Hag: Arsenal deserve to be top of the Premier League table

Dutch tactician seeking to end Gunners' unbeaten run in the league

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says his focus now is on how his team will stop Arsenal’s unbeaten run when both sides clash on Sunday in a matchweek six fixture at Old Trafford.

Ten Hag’s United recorded a third successive win on Thursday night when beating bottom side Leicester City at the King Power Stadium and Sunday’s match will pose an altogether different test, against an Arsenal team that is top of the league, with maximum points and bags of confidence.

“What we see in this moment is that they are on top because they deserve it,” Erik told us. “They’re playing good football and we are really looking forward to facing them to find a way to win,” said the United manager in an interview with the club’s official website.

Asked if he watches every Premier League that’s shown on TV, Ten Hag continues: “Yes I watch them and my focus is especially on the upcoming opponents so this week I watched a lot of Arsenal.

“There are a lot of different types of play in this league and that’s nice to see. It’s all high intensity but the systems and styles are different, and they vary which is nice to see. But it’s also about finding a way to win against them.”

The boss points out his players are determined to maintain their current momentum, saying: “Not only maintain, but get better. I think that has to be our idea. Good is not good enough, we have to do better every day. Bring the maximum on the pitch every day, individually and as a team.”

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