Unai Emery says Arsenal showed heart to beat Leicester


He wanted to be on Monday afternoon.

It should be a cracker at the Emirates Stadium as Unai Emery's in-form side take on a Leicester team who have had their best start to a Premier League season since 2016.

Arsenal surged into the asencency after falling behind, and almost found an equalizer shortly after.

Eventually, the pressure would prove fruitful and the Gunners would equalize just before the break.

He told Sky Sports: "We finished the first half well and it was important to get the equaliser".

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The victory was Arsenal's 10th on the bounce, a fitting number for the star of the show, the Gunners No 10, Mesut Ozil. Still, Leicester proved pesky and almost put themselves back in front in the 58th minute as Wilfred Ndidi headed a corner straight into the crossbar.

Minutes later, Arsenal would double the lead with Ozil again at the heart of the action with a dummy from a Bellerin pass opening up the Leicester back line and a deft outside-of-the-boot cross teeing up Aubameyang for the easiest of tap ins.

Aubameyang has been directly involved in 21 goals in his 22 Premier League games for Arsenal (16 goals, 5 assists). The German worldwide let the ball go through his legs, dummying to Lacazette who touched right back to Ozil on the run past the Leicester City back line.

Arsenal were struggling defensively and indeed in the final third, and a long-range strike from Alexandre Lacazette in the 26th minute never threatened to trouble Schmeichel.

The Gunners are on a run of nine straight league wins and have never lost to the Foxes at home in the Premier League - a record they will be desperate to continue as they bid to stay in touch with Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the table. Leicester City, meanwhile, remained stuck in 11th on 12 points for the season.