Xhaka makes Arsenal demand after revealing blueprint to win at Leicester

Date published: Monday 1st March 2021 1:52 - James Marshment

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Granit Xhaka wants Arsenal to build on their “beautiful” win at Leicester – and believes their performance at the King Power proves the Gunners are capable of producing high quality displays.

The Gunners’ 3-1 comeback victory against the Foxes on Sunday surprised a few in the game. It was also arguably one of their best performances under Mikel Arteta and backed up last week’s Europa League progress against Benfica.

David Luiz and Nicolas Pepe added to Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty as Arsenal recovered after going behind to Youri Tielemans’ early opener.

Indeed, Mikel Arteta was quick to pick out two aspects of the win that pleased him the most.

The Gunners remain 10th in the Premier League, three points behind Everton in seventh having played two games more.

However, Xhaka was delighted with the performance and hopes it’s a sign of things to come for Arsenal.

Xhaka told arsenal.com: “We have to do it game by game, not for three games, not for four. We have to constantly be like this, with this energy, this team spirit and after I am looking forward to us doing something.

“We know that they have very good midfielders, they have a very good team as well. They try to play football but we won a lot of duels, a lot of 50-50 balls. Our goals were beautiful and I am so happy for the team.

“I think we started very slowly. After my mistake when we conceded the goal, I think the team went a little bit up.

“We knew it would be very difficult after the Europa League game, after the travelling and everything else, to be ready for 12pm. It wasn’t easy but I think in the end we deserved to win. We did a really, really good game after 10 minutes. A really important three points for us.”


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Arsenal on a mission

Lacazette, who scored Arsenal’s second, added: “Today we really wanted to win and we did it well I think.

“The reaction after the goal we conceded, everyone kept the focus and stayed with the gameplan. When everyone is like this it’s easier to win games.

“We know it’s important to finish well. I think these two wins are going to give us a lot of confidence for the team.

“It’s good for the spirit, the mood and everything.”

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