Arsenal playing better football in recent weeks, says Hector Bellerin

The Gunners beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Arsenal have had more purpose with the ball and are playing better football as a result, Hector Bellerin has told the club’s official website.

The Gunners bounced back from their disappointing 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek with a win over Everton on Saturday.

They were highly impressive in the game, with the opening goal from Danny Welbeck coming from a delightful passing move that won plaudits from all sides.

The win was much needed in what has been a desperately poor run of form in recent weeks that has seen Arsenal fall away in the title race.

And Bellerin believes that they have been playing better football of late, as a result of them having more purpose with the ball.

“We knew it was going to be a hard game,” he told

We were really looking forward to it and the team put on a great performance, especially in the first half with two great goals.

“I think the team has had more purpose with the ball lately and we are playing better football. That is showing on the pitch because we have to defend less because we are keeping the ball and creating way more chances.”

Arsene Wenger’s side will now be hoping they can enjoy a strong finish to the season to keep their slim title hopes alive.

They are currently 11 points behind Leicester City, whose win over Crystal Palace maintained their surge towards the Premier League title.

With eight games left though, the Gunners still have a chance of catching them and will hope they can do just that with only the league left to focus on.

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