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Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he’s pleased with his players despite their 2-0 loss at Leicester.

Goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison piled the pressure on Emery.

Fans have called for the Spaniard to be sacked during the international break to allow time for a replacement to come in.

Arsenal supporters seem to have had enough of Emery, with a ‘Wenger in’ banner seen at the Gunners’ last Premier League home game.

However, despite Arsenal’s disappointing defeat at Leicester on Saturday night, Emery bizarrely praised the attitude of his players.

“In the end, a bad result,” Emery said.

“Before the first goal we were in the match and in the second half we started to push in and create chances but they are in a good moment and they won.

“The first half we defended well together and had some good transition, but they were pushing, doing the pressing and sometimes we broke the pressing and got in the box with two full-backs and also the strikers, and we had chances to score.

“The second half we started better, we were pushing and showing we wanted to win.

“They work very well, the players felt comfortable and defended well and we had chances.

“With Mesut Ozil we keep the ball sometimes like we want and it is the way to carry on.

“The attitude was good, every player. Now is time to rest with the international break.

“I’m sure we’re going to improve after that. We need to achieve, at home, confidence and to be strong

“We didn’t lose [many games] but we draw so much, that’s what’s important for the table, but I think we can achieve the balance to be strong and get better in these matches.”

After losing at Leicester, Arsenal are now 14 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool after 12 games.

The Reds also boast a game in hand with Jurgen Klopp’s men hosting title rivals Manchester City on Sunday afternoon (4pm kick off).

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