Xhaka: I had to keep working to make up for mistake


Granit Xhaka’s errant pass during the first period saw Leicester take advantage and go ahead through Jamie Vardy, but the Swiss international said it wasn’t something that dented his confidence.

Instead he worked hard to make a contribution at the other end of the pitch and ended up with assists for Aaron Ramsey’s equaliser and Olivier Giroud’s winner as the Gunners came from behind to snatch victory.

Speaking to Arsenal Player after the game, Xhaka said, “The second goal for Leicester was my mistake but it was important that I kept working. I wasn’t nervous after the mistake – and the two assists were important for the team.

I’m happy for the win. I think everybody gave their best. We were focused, our mentality is so strong and you could see that today. I’m happy for the team. We won today and the win was important for us.

“You see we have good players on the pitch and these players who can come off the bench. Aaron and Oli both scored, it’s important and shows that every player is ready and that’s important.”

It was something of a hit and miss performance from Xhaka, but thankfully the hits were enough to ensure we didn’t miss out on any points.

Read today’s Arseblog: Arsenal 4-3 Leicester: I want my Arsenal back. Oh, it is back!

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