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Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City in the Premier League this week meaning their charge for a top-four finish this season is almost over.

Aubameyang put the Gunners in front but Leicester drew level in the 84th minute thanks to a goal from their top scorer Jamie Vardy. And according to Mikel Arteta, the Gunners had a lot of chances to put the match to bed but failed to take them which, in turn, ended up costing them two valuable points.

The manager said during the press conference, as per the club’s official website: “I think for long periods of the game we deserved the three points, 100 per cent, but against this opposition when you have them there you have to kill them.

“We should have scored three or four goals and then the game is over and we haven’t done that, and after as well you let the team down with 10 men and obviously to win three points by doing these two things becomes really complicated.

“But overall I’m extremely proud and happy with what I’ve seen from the players, the way we played, the way we dominated this type of opponent, and it’s not easy to do after the amount of games we’ve played in the last few days.

They have a really good goalkeeper as well that saved them in the specific moment that we needed it, and then the incident with Eddie, we can discuss the intention or whatever it is, but the referee has made a decision and we have to learn from that as well.

“Since I’ve joined I think it’s the fourth time that we’ve played with 10 men and it’s something that we have to improve because we give the opponent a big advantage.”

Arsenal look all set to play in the Europa League once again next season but their performances over the past couple of weeks have been really promising and if they can carry on this development then they will once again be a force to reckon with next campaign.

Against the likes of Norwich, Southampton and Leicester, Arsenal’s forward line had a chance to showcase their talent but next up they take on Spurs and then Liverpool in the Premier League. And these two games will test the mettle of the Arsenal defensive line, something that has been constantly faltering during the course of the season.

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