Arsenal secured their second Champions League win of the campaign against Sevilla on Tuesday but a moment between Mikel Arteta and Sergio Ramos really caught the eye.
Arsenal are now top of Group B after their win over Sevilla in the Champions League. The Gunners were victorious in Spain having beaten the La Liga side 2-1 on Tuesday.
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A piece of magic from Gabriel Jesus set up Gabriel Martinelli to open the scoring on the stroke of half-time at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.
Jesus doubled Arsenal’s lead in the second half with a fine finish of his own – although he later limped off having earlier held his hamstring.
A thunderous Nemanja Gudelj header reduced the arrears on the hour but Arteta’s side saw out the closing stages to secure a win. The result leaves Arsenal top of the group on six points, with second placed Lens on five points.
Asked how big the win is, Arteta said: “Yes but that’s the difficulty of winning in the Champions League and it shows how much we have to value that. That result against Lens put us in a difficult position and the team had to react.
“We are coming from the back of very difficult games where the team has to step in and go against adversity as well with some of the injuries that we picked to big players. The team is so willing to at least try their best even if we don’t manage to be our best all the time.”
After the game, Arteta went onto the pitch to embrace his players and celebrate the win. As shown in the TNT Sports TV coverage, Arteta was seen hugging and speaking to Sergio Ramos not long after the final whistle.
The 37-year-old joined Sevilla in the summer after leaving PSG. Of course, before his time in France, Ramos enjoyed a stellar career with Real Madrid, spending 16 years with the Spanish team, winning 22 trophies during that time.
Despite his greatness, Ramos could not prevent his team from losing against Mikel Arteta’s side.