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'It's the mindset... the coach urged us to press'

We came out on top with a 3-1 win over Burnley in a physical encounter at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The clash was typified with a series of hotly-contested duels – and Ainsley Maitland-Niles believes that Unai Emery’s philosophy was key to holding our own and picking up all three points.

“It’s always nice to get a win in front of the fans,” Ainsley told Arsenal Player. “Especially after losing two games in a row, it’s nice to be back to winning ways. It was a scrappy game, but I think the boys dug deep and we got enough goals to secure the win.

“I found the game very tough. Every game is tough, it’s just about the mindset, the manager has always urged us to press and I think we carried that out pretty well today. I was just trying to encourage the boys as I go on and I’m just grateful to be out there.

“The games [against Southampton and Tottenham] were over, there was nothing we could do about the last two games, so we focused on this one and look at the result today.”

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