Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half penalty was enough for the Gunners to come away from Old Trafford with three points, marking the first time they had done so in 14 years.
The victory also ended Arsenal’s woes on the road against their ‘Big Six’ Premier League rivals, heralding their first victory in such a fixture since January 2015.
After a number of impressive summer signings and with Arteta at the helm, Wright believes a transformation has occurred at the Emirates Stadium.
“It’s a massive win for Arsenal,” the Gunners icon told Premier League Productions . “The thing is that since Mikel has been there, there has been progress.
“He has got the players he’s got to work with and it’s changed in terms of defensively, intensity, the culture and what he’s trying to do.
“We saw as well with some of the players – Gabriel, on a booking in the first half and the way he played was brilliant.
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“[Thomas] Partey as well. He’s (Arteta’s) slowly going to integrate the players he wants to play the system he wants to play.
“What we’ve seen is the organisation of Arsenal, something that people have spoken about when it comes to a lack of intensity and lack of drive. We aren’t seeing that anymore.
“People can say whatever they want about the big six and the records, but under Mikel I haven’t got a problem now playing any of them because we are more organised and know what we’re doing.
“We have got a guy up front [Aubameyang] who if he gets chances will finish them and it’s a whole different structure at Arsenal.
“They can talk about not beating that top six as much as they want, we are going into a different era.”
Arsenal’s next fixture against a fellow Big Six team comes in early December when they travel to north London rivals Tottenham.
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