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Mikel Arteta says Arsenal and Willian are moving in the right direction after another fightback | Football News

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal – and Willian in particular – are finally moving in the right direction after an impressive 3-1 comeback win at Leicester.

David Luiz and Nicolas Pepe scored either side of Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty at the King Power Stadium to move the Gunners into the top half.

Youri Tielemans opened the scoring for the Foxes but their top-four hopes were dented, with Harvey Barnes now set to be out for at least six weeks with a knee injury after being carried off during a miserable afternoon.

It was also Arsenal’s first win at a side in the top three of the Premier League since 2015 as the Gunners backed up Thursday’s last-32 Europa League victory over Benfica.

“The team is clearly improving, it’s taking a direction I like. It’s about consistency,” said Arteta, who was able to rest Bukayo Saka and keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the bench until the final six minutes.