Watch jubilant Mikel Arteta's brilliant response after high-fiving child pitch invader following Nelson's Arsenal winner | The Sun

ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta has been praised by fans for the way he dealt with a young pitch invader following the club's incredible 3-2 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

After going 2-0 down 12 minutes into the second half, the Gunners managed to complete an incredible comeback to steal all three points thanks to goals from Thomas Partey, Ben White and Reiss Nelson.

So the Emirates unsurprisingly erupted as fans celebrated at full time.

But as Arteta made his way onto the pitch, he was stopped by a young child who had climbed over the advertising boards.

After shaking his hand, the Arsenal boss then ushered him to safety.

Fans were quick to notice what had happened and took to Twitter to react.

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One person commented: "Mikel looks like a concerned father."

Another added: "Looking out for those in need, my manager!"

A third said: "It's so nice of him to actually look for his parents."

While a fourth joked: "Arteta adding 5 year olds to the squad to lower their average age."

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There was complete pandemonium at the Emirates Stadium when super-sub Nelson fired home a sensational last-gasp winner to claim the three points for the Gunners.

All Arsenal substitutes stormed onto the pitch along with some members of Arteta's backroom staff to crowd the match winner.

The Gunners retained their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League table thanks to the dramatic finish.

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