Granit Xhaka was delighted with our victory at Leicester City – but says the performance must set the standard for what the team can achieve.
Despite falling behind to an early goal, we claimed an important three points after strikes from David Luiz, Alex Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe - much to the delight of our Swiss midfielder.
"I think we started very slowly," Xhaka told Arsenal.com. "After my mistake when we conceded the goal, I think the team went a little bit up.
"We knew it would be very difficult after the Europa League game, after the travelling and everything else, to be ready for 12pm. It wasn't easy but I think in the end we deserved to win today. We did a really, really good game after 10 minutes. A really important three points for us.
"We know that they have very good midfielders, they have a very good team as well. They try to play football but we won today a lot of duels, a lot of 50-50 balls and the goals were beautiful and I am so happy for the team.
"We have to do it game by game [now], not for three games, not for four, we have to constantly be like this, with this energy, this team spirit and after I am looking forward to us doing something."
Copyright 2021 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.