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Emery Discusses Arsenal Title Chances

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Arsenal coach, Unai Emery has said that they are taking it one step at a time and aren’t saying anything about a title challenge at the moment.

The London team came from behind to defeat Leicester 3-1 making it their 7th straight Premier League win and their 10th straight victory in all competitions.

Confidence is high at the Emirates and while they went down through an own goal from Hector Bellerin, their confidence never wavered and it was on the stroke of half-time that Captain of the day, Mesut Ozil, guided a ball in from a Hector Bellerin cross.

The German was in sublime form as he was involved in the other two goals, providing a defence-splitting pass to find Bellerin who then crossed to Aubameyang to put Arsenal ahead, before starting a devastating counter attack and then teeing up Aubameyang again to score.

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Emery was delighted with his team but is refusing to get carried away.

“We need to be calm,” Emery told a news conference. “For us it’s very important to beat Leicester because they are behind us but near [in the table].

“We are also looking at the teams in front us like Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.

“We were controlling the match and finding the chances to score. The first 30 minutes was a difficult moment.”

Emery was also very warm towards Ozil who is one of his much vaunted ‘5 captains’

“I think we have a lot of players in the team with this capacity.

“We have captains. He can play every match with his commitment with or without the armband.”

Arsenal had to deal with a bit of an injury problem which ruled out Monreal and Kolasinac and forced the Spaniard to deploy Stephan Lichtsteiner at left back.

The Gunners face Sporting Lisbon next in the Europa League and would be hoping to make it 11 wins out of 11 games.

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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