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Leicester vs Arsenal: Mikel Arteta lauds Arsenal players for comeback against Leicester City



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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has applauded his team for their comeback in the 3-1 victory over Leicester City  at the king power stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Youri Tielemans gave the host an early with a deft strike in the 6th minute of the game.

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However, Arsenal rallied to take the lead at half-time thanks to goals from David Luiz in the 39th minute and Alexander Lacazette’s penalty on the stroke of half time.

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Nicolas Pepe extended the lead after the break after hitting the ball into the net in the 52nd minute to secure an away win for the Gunners.

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Arsenal bounced back from one goal down to defeat Leicester City 3-1. (Photo by Getty Images)


Speaking post-match with BT Sport, as cited by BBC Sport,  Arteta insisted that this win made him”really proud” of his players.

“Considering the level we were facing, to do what we’ve done today, the players deserve a lot of credit. I’m really proud of my players.

“Coming into this game I was concerned; we’ve played a lot of games. But let’s not talk about fatigue. We just got on with it.

“They’re one of the most dangerous teams in the league to play once you go behind against them. The reaction was terrific the team looked really mature. We played some excellent stuff.”