The Arsenal manager revealed that he ended up celebrating with a random child on the sideline after Reiss Nelsonâs late winner.
Arsenal maintained their five-point lead over Manchester City with a dramatic win against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners conceded the opening goal after just nine seconds, the second quickest in Premier League history, before going two nil down early in the second half.
They battled back and levelled the score at 2-2 thanks to two goals in six minutes from Thomas Partey and Ben White.
Then just as it seemed that they were destined to draw, substitute Reiss Nelson popped up with a 97th-minute goal to win it for his side and send the stadium into chaos.
Fans were falling over each other, substitutes and staff flooded onto the pitch while Mikel Arteta sprinted down the touchline.
Speaking after the win, the Arsenal manager revealed that he had to hand a kid off to security in the middle of the wild celebrations.
âI started to run and didnât know where I was running toâŠ And then I saw a kid next to me!â đ€Ł
Mikel Arteta on those INCREDIBLE scenes at the Emirates đł
â Hayters TV (@HaytersTV) March 4, 2023