Mikel Arteta has detailed how Arsenal's win over Manchester United has impacted their season.

The Gunners had been touted as potential dark horses in the Premier League but defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City had dented their hopes.

It left Arsenal searching for that victory to really kickstart their campaign.

And a morale-boosting win over United at Old Trafford is exactly what they needed.

It was the first time they claimed three points at the Theatre of Dreams since 2006 and Arteta was buzzing with the result.

He said: "Yes, obviously we needed that because we were really disappointed with the result against Leicester, considering how the game went.

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal beat Manchester United at Old Trafford
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal beat Manchester United at Old Trafford

"But to see the reaction of the team in such a stadium, with the history we have in terms of results playing at Old Trafford, and then the courage.

"I said before the game and after the game that I wanted to see the game playing with courage, being us, and I think we were us from the first minute.

"To get a big result there is obviously always a big plus in terms of confidence and belief and now it is about being consistent and doing it again three days later."

Arteta landed the FA Cup in his first season of management at Arsenal after a remarkable six months where he turned the club's fortunes around.

But whether or not the Gunners can compete on multiple fronts remains to be seen.

Mikel Arteta wants to win multiple trophies at Arsenal

When asked if the Emirates outfit can fight for more than one trophy, he said: "That's a tough question to answer.

"I think now we have the numbers to do that.

"I think we can rotate players. I think we have enough players in the squad to be able to maintain a really competitive squad.

"We're playing every three or four days at the moment and you start to get injuries, suspensions and whatever comes is going to get more and more complicated.

"This is our obligation, to try to compete in every competition and we're going to be trying to do that until the end.

"Obviously, the circumstances will dictate how well we can do that."