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Emery: We won when we started playing with heart

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Unai Emery reckoned Arsenal turned the game around when they started playing with their heart as they went on to beat Leicester 3-1 on Monday Night Football.

Arsenal recorded their 10th straight victory in all competitions thanks to an excellent display from Mesut Ozil

Ozil scored the equaliser before half-time and was instrumental in the other goals assisting substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang twice to wrap up the tie.

“We won today when we started playing with heart,” the Arsenal boss Emery revealed to Sky.

“The first 30 minutes we didn’t control the match with the possession and we suffered, but we are happy because this is our progression, our way and we need to re-organise and play with heart.

“Our demands are very high because we need to control matches more than now, but today, for example, the first 30 minutes we didn’t play good but then for 60 minutes the team played with quality, organisation, and heart and the atmosphere with the supporters is very important.

“This feeling is good and tonight was our best things.”

When questioned about the man-of-the-match display from Ozil, Emery added: “We need 10 players with Mesut, sometimes with Aaron, also we can play with both sometimes, and the last away match at Fulham we played with two strikers and it was a very good performance too.

“It was a good match from Mesut but I believe in every player and every different system and position.”