Mikel Arteta says he wants Arsenal's senior players like Willian to step up and be "accountable" for the club's fortunes after witnessing an impressive performance against Leicester on Sunday.
The Gunners overcome a 1-0 deficit to battle back and win 3-1 at the King Power Stadium, as Willian produced one of his better displays in an Arsenal shirt.
Despite falling behind to Youri Tielemans' opener after some bad defending, Arsenal recovered well and were good value for their victory.
Mikel Arteta surprisingly made six changes to his line-up, with Nicolas Pepe also included from the off, and the Arsenal boss was pleased his selection choices proved to be justified.
Asked after the game whether he had found his system, Arteta replied: "Depends on the players we have available, the moment the team is living and the game plan we want to produce against the opponents.
"It's not that we have to rotate. I want to rotate and [give] the chance to the players. They deserve [it]. The way they train everyday, behind all the players.
"Only way to do it is to play them. You can use many ways to motivate but at the end of the day it is to be on the field. And I'm so pleased even making a lot of changes we were able to produce this performance."
Willian set up Arsenal's equaliser before half-time when his perfect free-kick delivery was met with a well-executed header by David Luiz.
Just as it looked as though the teams would be going in level, Arsenal were awarded a penalty when Pepe's shot hit Wilfred Ndidi on the arm.
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Pepe had already seen one penalty decision overturned by the VAR after Ndidi had fouled him just outside the box.
But the VAR called it in Arsenal's favour at the second time of asking, with Alexandre Lacazette stepping up to slot away the subsequent spot kick.
It took little time for Arsenal to take charge of the contest after that, as Pepe finished off a well-worked move on 51 minutes when Willian poked the ball past Kasper Schmeichel and into his path to score the third.
On a day when Leicester's top four challenge took its first real dent, Arsenal's experienced stars led the way for Arteta's side.
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"They are the ones that had to drive the ball forward then we can add something with the young talented players that we have," the Gunners' boss added. "It cannot be the opposite way round.
"They have to take leadership and be accountable because they are the ones you have to produce performances to give us some stability."
Willian may now get more of a look-in following his classy showing, particularly if Emile Smith Rowe is ruled out for any length of time with injury.
"It was a muscular injury, he wasn't feeling very comfortable to carry on playing so we have decided to take him out," Arteta said of the youngster. "Hopefully it is not too [serious] much."