“He’s been very consistent through the season, we play him in different positions and he is adapting well.
“His finishing, assisting, link-up play is good, it was a really strong performance today.”
Arteta opened up on injuries to Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe after the game, too, adding: “From Saturday, just to make it clear, we had five players who were not available to play.
“We made seven changes and five of them were because they were not ready to play the game. KT was one of them and Thomas was another, and you could see today that he could not last for 60 minutes, so we have to manage those players, to protect them.
“Sometimes they are not fit but I cannot explain every single day how every player is feeling.”