Arsenal have become a stronger side since Unai Emery’s arrival, according to defender Sead Kolasinac.
The Gunners are currently on a 20-match unbeaten run – their longest in 11 years – and are within touching distance of the top four having played all of their top-six rivals.
One of those games was Sunday’s enthralling 4-2 win over Tottenham at the Emirates, where Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness praised the Gunners for their new-found passion and fight – including a touchline bust-up between Eric Dier and a number of Arsenal substitutes.
Kolasinac hailed the influence of Emery at the Emirates, having taken over from Arsene Wenger in the summer, telling Sky Sports:
“When you don’t lose a game for that long, the belief is there for everyone.
“Last season we didn’t have a run like this, but when you’re 20 unbeaten you have lots of confidence and belief and sometimes things take care of themselves. We’re stronger in what we’re doing this year probably.
“The manager always prepares us very well for games. We watch a lot of video, and speaking as a full-back he and his staff will show us what we’re doing well and what we need to improve, and that helps a lot when you’re shown things.
“It might be that you weren’t standing right in one game, make sure you stand in a better position in the next one. That means you learn from game to game and become better, and it’s a key to success.”