Arsenal manager Unai Emery has urged his team to stay calm amid talk of a genuine title challenge this season. The Gunners extended their winning run to ten on Monday night with a 3-1 victory over Leicester as Mesut Ozil stole the show at the Emirates.
The German cancelled out Hector Bellerin’s own goal before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came off the bench to score twice, rounding off a sublime team goal for his second. Many are beginning to suggest Arsenal, who have not won the Premier League since 2004, can mount a serious title bid this campaign. They are currently just two points off league-leaders Manchester City after nine games, however Emery insists supporters must not get carried away.
“We need to continue being calm. “We must continue working, improving, on tactical things to help us find the best performance. It was a big atmosphere today and everyone felt together. It’s important we can speak in the dressing room. We want to enjoy it, but we are working. “If you want to win you need to work, and you need to be together. With our quality we can enjoy it, we need to enjoy the work. We are happy because we are progressing.
“We are beginning to play with heart. When you continue to improve, your demands become very high. We need to control the matches more than we are doing now.