Arsenal managed to win a “rare”, where they managed to beat one of the strongest teams this season, Leicester City. Although of course this is an important victory, captain Granit Xhaka stressed that his team still has to improve.
The exciting duel took place at King Power Stadium, Leicester on Sunday (28/02). The party, titled the continued Premier League, was then won by Mikel Arteta’s troops with a 3-1 score.
Even though they managed to win in the end, Arsenal fell behind first through a goal scored by Youri Tielmans when the game had only been running for six minutes. Fortunately, David Luiz managed to change the position to a draw by scoring a goal in the 39th minute.
Before halftime, the Gunners managed to reverse their position through Alexandre Lacazette’s fine penalty, Arsenal’s 1-2 advantage lasted until the break.
Meanwhile, in the second half, only one goal was created, none other than Nicolas Pepe scored in the 52nd minute. Arsenal’s 1-3 victory score lasted until the game ended.
Indeed, this victory did not necessarily make Mikel Arteta’s men move up from 10th in the standings, but this victory is considered important for the confidence of the players.
Apart from that, Captain Granit Xhaka asked his colleagues not to be happy because the most important thing for Arsenal is to maintain consistency in the following matches.
“Now we have to do it in every game. Not just three games, four games, we have to continue like this, with this energy, team spirit, and after that I wait for us to do something,” said Granit Xhaka, as quoted by Arsenal’s official website. .
However, Xhaka still appreciates the performance of his colleagues who seem not tired even though he only played on Friday in the European league.
“We know it will be very difficult after the Europa League game, after trips and such, to be ready at 12 noon. It’s not easy but I think, in the end, we deserved the win.”
“We played really, really well after 10 minutes. Three points are very important for us, “he concluded.