Mikel Arteta announced that he has Arsenal players do the basics right after winning city of Leicester kept them on top Premier League table.
An early goal in the second half Gabriel Martinelli It gave the Gunners a 1-0 win at King Power Stadium a week after their final win at Aston Villa.
Those six points follow Arsenal’s only tough period to date as their home defeat against Manchester City has swept it off from the top of the Premier League.
They’re now firmly in charge of their own championship races and welcome Everton, which they lost at Goodison Park earlier in the month, to get even further away from their closest rivals on Wednesday night.
Asked if he has won two away wins since the City defeat, Arteta said: “It was really important because it creates more faith in the players, around the club and outside.
“But I believed players could do it. We were going back to some of the details and fundamentals that took away from the games we did so much more of. In the last two games – especially today – we did a lot more.
“Against teams like Everton the way we conceded the goal and some set pieces was very avoidable.
“Sometimes the wave forms too far from the beach. Then it’s too late to avoid what will happen. We needed to improve these things, and we did it really well today.
“We (accepted) some sloppy goals that are part of football through individual errors.
“But if you want to win games all the time, it’s really important that we don’t concede and give chances.”
Arteta opted to play in January by signing Leandro Trossard as a fake nine while Eddie Nketiah rested, and the Belgian striker thought he was out of the way with a good first half shot.
The effort was denied following a VAR check for a foul during preparation, but Arteta was pleased with the performance of one of their newest members.
“I think it was really good,” he said of Trossard’s afternoon. “He was involved in many situations that could lead to greater chances.
“He was part of that incredible goal that was not allowed. He was included in Gabi’s goal with the pass he made to himself.
“It is very good in tight spaces and small spaces with its creativity that will open people’s hearts. I am really happy to have him.”
Leicester worked an afternoon that the hosts would hastily forget, as the Foxes now sit worryingly close to the relegation zone.
“They were clearly better than us,” boss Brendan Rodgers admitted.
“They held the ball very well. We were disappointed by the goal we conceded. We had the ball well and then Martinelli left and the goal was scored.
“That was the defining moment in the game. They are at the top of the league for a reason.”