Wenger: The three points was important.

Arsene Wenger pleased with win over Leicester City.

Arsenal bounced back from their north London derby defeat with a win over the Foxes at the Emirates on Tuesday night.

Arsene Wenger said before the game, that they needed to recover and respond quickly, which his side did as they secured a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

Laurent Koscielny broke the deadlock in the 27th minute and Theo Walcott increased the deficit 14 minutes later.

In the second half, Nigel Pearson's side tried to make things difficult for the north London club when Andrej Kramaric scored in the 62nd minute, it was a nervous ending but the away team couldn’t seal a comeback.

The result saw Wenger's side move into fourth position in the Premier League table and the Gunners boss said the three points was important.

On how close the game was towards the end, the Arsenal manager said: "Yes, towards the end but it is always like that when it’s 2-1. I feel that we were in control for the first half but when we were in control they had one or two good chances on the counter-attack.

"In the second half we lost our cohesion, our technical superiority and Leicester was always dangerous going forward.

"They [Leicester City] are very quick in transition from defence into attack. At 2-1 we became a bit nervous but overall what was important for us was to get the three points."

When asked how many teams will compete in the top four, Wenger replied: "Four, five or six. Chelsea, Man City, Man United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Southampton."

And regarding feeling the effects of the north London derby, he said: "Yes it was a bit in their head, especially in the second half in the legs. Tottenham lost in the last minute as well. It was a very intense game on Saturday and three days later, it’s not easy."

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