Don’t get carried away with our form, urges Arsenal boss Emery
The Gunners can close to within two points of the leaders by beating Leicester.
Unai Emery and his Arsenal players are urging supporters not to get carried away with their recent run of form.
The Gunners can notch up a 10th straight win with Premier League victory over Leicester on Monday night.
Since defeat to Manchester City and Chelsea in the opening two games of the season, Emery has lead his new side to wins in every game.
Arsenal can move two points off the top of the table if they see off the Foxes at the Emirates Stadium – but Emery wants to keep things in perspective.
“Manchester City and Chelsea were the first two games,” he said.
“They are two teams in form and with two points more than us. Their qualities and performances are very, very high. But also we are doing our way and we improving our things.
“We need to carry on to find our best individual and collective performance to stay close to them.
“But I say to you: we need to get better in a lot of things now. It is our best target now, don’t stop. Think and analyse with the players to improve this.”
Full-back Hector Bellerin echoed the sentiments of his manager and believes the players are still able to improve under their new head coach.
“We need to be realistic, Rome wasn’t built in a day,” he told Arsenal’s official website.
“There’s loads of things that are changing for us, not just as a team but as a football club so the most important thing is to believe in the way that we want to play.
“We’re a team now that play from the back, we probably risk it a bit more than before, but for us it is important for our fans and for everyone around us to believe in this idea that we have.
“At the beginning it is going to be harder, but the more we train it, the more we work at it, the better we are going to get at it.
“For us it is about getting used to the system, be a team, be competitive and have this winning mentality, take it to the next level and become the team that the manager has in mind.”
Emery is expected to recall Mesut Ozil against Leicester after he missed the 5-1 win at Fulham due to a back spasm.
Danny Welbeck is also in contention to retain his place despite the fact he missed England’s two Nations League games with a hamstring problem.