Arsenal legend Wright absolutely loved Mesut Ozil's 'brilliant' finish against Bournemouth

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said keeping pace with rivals Tottenham in the league table is a serious motivation for his side, as they gear up for the short trip to Wembley to face their North London rivals on Saturday.

Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan (left) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team mate Mesut Ozil during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Chelsea's 2-0 win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge means the gap between third and sixth is now down to seven points in the battle for two Champions League places next season.

'We have a great opportunity and we need to take it like we have tonight.

"I think we're doing that really well at the minute but we've got some big games coming up".

"It was a hard night for us, epitomised by the start of the match and we never truly recovered", said Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.

Ozil's goal was his first since netting in a sublime individual performance against Leicester back in October, before he teed up Mkhitaryan for a first assist in nine league matches.

"It's a very important time for us but as players, we all know that".

"I'm going to watch the match back, and Tottenham's, and after that I will decide our game plan for Saturday with every player", he added. In a short time, we keep the performance with different players.

'Whether we are not courageous enough to play I don't know, but it wasn't good enough at all'.

"Mesut helped us with his quality and work", Emery said afterwards. In the first half we played very well but we wanted to carry on in the second, but it's not easy 90 minutes with this intensity. We have three days between today and Saturday and I hope he can be okay.

"First of all I'll say that Mesut Ozil, if you are privy to some of the videos and the training ground stuff that I see, the way that he is with the lads and the way that he conducts himself - it's like none of this is happening to him".

"We created opportunities, and it was a odd game in that respect".

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