The Gunners had to come back twice to win their home game against Leicester City on the opening day of the new Premier League season, and their manager was quick to point out that it takes ‘outstanding team spirit’ to do something like that.
Overall I must say we kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding and overall you could say as well we were punished on every single mistake tonight by a Leicester team who was very efficient going forward
Arsene Wenger told reporters after the match at Emirates, having seen Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Gidour make it 4-3 for Arsenal in the dying minutes of the game.
You could see that this team has quality and is used to playing together, but we had 70 per cent possession with 27 shots on goal. Leicester had three shots on target and scored three goals, so that shows you how efficient they were, but overall I must say if you look at that from a neutral point of view, for the first game it was a top-quality match
the Arsenal manager said, before sharing his belief that the team will improve defensively, ‘with a bit of work’.
I feel as well that the goals we conceded, we can work together to get rid of that because one was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build up and the third goal was on a corner again, so we conceded two goals on corners. We were quite good last year on corners and overall I believe that with a bit of work we can get that out of the system
the Frenchman said.