Unai Emery has conceded that Arsenal’s trip to Leicester on Saturday is a must-win game as the Gunners look to make up ground in the race for the top four.
Emery’s side have won just four of their 11 Premier League games this season and lie six points behind third-placed Leicester ahead of their clash at the King Power Stadium, live on Sky Sports.
Arsenal could drop as low as 10th with defeat on Saturday, and Emery admitted: “Yes – we need to win. It’s very important for us tomorrow.
“Our mentality every time is to play fast, be strong and win. Each match we only think to win.
“I was speaking with the players on Tuesday about our next steps to improve. There are two ways.
“One is to play better with the ball, play with more confidence in our style and take more responsibility on the pitch.
“The second is our defensive attitude and to be strong. Getting better defensively is the first challenge for tomorrow.”