Mikel delighted with "big, big step" taken

Mikel Arteta praised his team for their performance and called it a "big step" in their development after winning a tough match against Sevilla. Arsenal took an early 2-0 lead through goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus. Although Sevilla managed to score, Arsenal held on to secure the victory and move to the top of their Champions League group. Arteta expressed his happiness and highlighted the determination and courage displayed by his team in a challenging atmosphere. He acknowledged the difficulty of playing in Sevilla, a team that rarely loses at home in Europe. He commended his team's ability to restrict Sevilla and control the game, describing it as a significant achievement. While Arteta was pleased with the win, he mentioned that Arsenal had missed opportunities to extend their lead and make it 3-0. He emphasized the importance of being clinical in the Champions League and said that Arsenal needed to learn from their missed chances. Despite conceding a goal, Arteta believed that his team's ability to endure and come through adversity would make them stronger in the long run. Arteta also acknowledged that Arsenal's journey in the Champions League was far from over and that there were still many games to play. He emphasized the difficulty of winning in the Champions League, especially away from home.