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Emery: Arsenal deserved ‘big’ victory over Leicester

Unai Emery has described Arsenal’s victory over Leicester City this evening as a ‘big one’ as they came from a goal behind to win 3-1.

Arsenal went into the match on the back of a nine game winning run, but fell behind on 31 minutes when Hector Bellerin diverted into his own goal. While the Gunners were lucky to have 11 men on the field after they survived a very contentious penalty shout against them, the Mesut Ozil inspired side went on to grab all three points.

The German was integral to everything that was good for the North London club this evening, and speaking after the game, Unai Emery said he thought his side deserved to win the game, describing it as a big victory.

“It was good in the second half, first half we finished well. We started cold maybe,” Emery told the BBC.

“The progression in the 90 minutes was good and we played with good attitude and level in our quality – also with the supporters helping us – the victory is a big one and we deserved it.

“Each match and training Mesut Ozil’s commitment is very good. The players are working and helping each other. Today the performance of the team and also with Mesut was very good.

“A good result and good goals – the team was only missing the first 30 minutes. We look at Leicester, they are a very good team.

With the Gunners sitting just four points behind league leaders Manchester City, Emery refused to discuss a potential title challenge, pulling out the old cliche that they are taking each game as it comes:

“We have every match as a big challenge. To continue wining is difficult and today is very important because Leicester are near us in the table. We’re only thinking of each match.”

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