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'We had good energy and spirit'

We may have left it late, but Hector Bellerin was as relieved as anyone that we were rewarded for our efforts with three points against Leicester City.

The 1-0 win at Emirates Stadium keeps our top-four hopes alive, and afterwards the Spain international reflected on what could be a big result for the Gunners.

This is what he had to say:

on whether that is the goal and the win to keep the top-four hopes alive…It was really important for us to get the win today. The spirits were really high after the weekend, so we knew that we had to keep it up. Leicester is always tough. They’re a team that defend really well, so it’s always very hard to crack them. We had to wait until the last 10 minutes to do it but I think the team deserved the win. We had the most of the game and you know, there was good energy and good spirit and we’ve just got to keep it going into the weekend now.

on it being important to have targetmen up front late on…Yes, definitely. Sometimes you’ve just got to switch the tactics. I think the team played with great energy at the beginning and we were getting chances, we just weren’t efficient enough. But then, towards the end we knew that we would have our chances and the goal came at the end. I think it’s good credit to the team that we kept going, we were patient and then we got the goal.

on how he is finding the 3-4-3…You know, for the style of play that the team has, it works really well. Sometimes you’ve just got to keep switching system and make the other teams just think about it for a second and I think the team is doing really good. No matter what system we play, I think the team is performing so we’ve just got to keep it going and enjoy every minute of it.

on Sunday’s game…It’s really important to get to those games with a good spirit and good mood in the dressing room and after these two last results, the team is in a great one and we’ve just got to keep it going.

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