Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta leaves press conference in stitches after startling admission about his ‘very wild dreams’

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta leaves press conference in stitches after startling admission about his ‘very wild dreams’

ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta left journalists in stitches with his response to a question about Leandro Trossard on Saturday.

The Gunners restored their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table with a 4-1 win over Leeds at the Emirates.

Arteta left journalists in stitches with a cheeky comment on Saturday

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Arteta left journalists in stitches with a cheeky comment on Saturday

Gabriel Jesus immediately made his presence known by scoring twice following a long spell out of action with a knee injury.

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Ben White and Granit Xhaka also popped up as unexpected goalscorers as Arsenal eased pass Javi Gracia’s side.

But arguably the hottest topic of Arteta’s post-match press conference was Leandro Trossard, who has continued to impress Arsenal fans with his performances.

When asked if he expected Trossard to be as good in his wildest dreams, Arteta joked: “I have very wild dreams.”

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The Spaniard’s comment generated a huge response as the press conference erupted into laughter.

He then added: “No, seriously, we knew about his quality and what he could bring to the team. We are really pleased with him.

“He can play right, left, he can play as an attacking midfielder, as a nine, false nine.

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“He’s really contributing to the team. He really takes a lot of responsibility in games to make things happen – and we love that.”

Arsenal are leading the Premier League title race with current holders Manchester City hot on their heels.

Pep Guardiola’s side currently sit eight points behind the Gunners with a game in-hand.

The two sides are set to meet one more time this season at the Etihad Stadium.