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There was no pre-match press conference for Mikel Arteta on Friday, but he still made time to sit down for an interview ahead of the Leicester game.
The Arsenal boss talked about the area his Arsenal side need to work on ahead of the clash with Brendan Rogers’ Foxes on Sunday. Here is what he had to say after the Europa League clash and ahead of the Leicester City game.
“I am really happy with the result because to go away in Europe and win is never easy.”
“We had a good test last night, as well going a goal down, coming back into the game and managing to win it, was a good sign of character of the team and how they pushed and kept trying and believing we could get a result.”
“Overall obviously there were things in the performance that we have to improve but happy to start with a win.”
Speaking on what he needs to work on ahead of Leicester City clash, Arteta said:
“Yes, because I saw things within the cohesion and how much we get about each other that I really like.”
“One of the examples is the reaction the team had with Bernd after his decision [for the Rapid goal].”
“I ask them to do that, to take those risks, to play the way we want to play and sometimes it is going to happen, but the reaction of the team with him when we scored the first and the second goals was really good.”
“That comes from them and the culture we are trying to create here.”