Nacho Monreal believes playing twice in quick succession meant Arsenal lacked fluency against Leicester City on Tuesday night.
Arsene Wenger’s side recovered from Saturday’s defeat at Tottenham to earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Foxes at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal have now won six of their last seven games, and Monreal was glad to respond to losing the north London derby.
"We were in a very good dynamic and in the last game we finished disappointed and upset, because we couldn’t win the game"
“It was a difficult game for us,” he told Arsenal Player. “I think we were not feeling 100 per cent, because we played a very hard game against Tottenham three days ago.
“I think the team felt it. The most important thing is that we won and three points are here at home.
“I think we didn’t play [our best] game. In the first half we scored two goals and were 2-0 up at half-time. Maybe we thought that in the second half it was going to be a [bit] easier but they scored a goal and it was difficult.
“We played the last 25 minutes with an advantage of only one goal but we’re happy because we won.
“We were in a very good dynamic and in the last game we finished disappointed and upset, because we couldn’t win the game.
“We knew that we needed a win today because we want to finish as high as we can. These three points are very important for us.”
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