Posted on February 13, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal have pressure but hopefully Leicester will be nervous too…

There is no doubt that this is the biggest game of the season so far for both Arsenal and Leicester, and both sides will be feeling the pressure. I believe that Arsenal have the advantage though because as well as playing at the Emirates, the Leicester players will remember how we destroyed their unbeaten run earlier this season.

Arsene Wenger is also hoping that his team can handle the pressure better and also that Leicester will be getting nervy at the thought of playing us again. “What is important is to find the momentum back and that means that you win a few games,” Wenger said. “After, let’s not count too much on the weakness of Leicester because they have not shown too many.

“We want to find a consistency in our results until the end of the season, because we have big game after big game now.

“What I believe is that you do not have to be a super mathematician to analyse that it is a very important game, maybe not a decisive one for the Premier League but it is not far away from that.

“The pressure is on us as well, of course. I don’t deny that but I take that in a very positive way and as an opportunity to show how strong we are.

“I think the biggest pressure in our job is to play games without pressure. This is the kind of game we want – the kind of game we relish. When you play at Arsenal Football Club, that’s what you want.

“[Leicester] are still in a position where they think they have nothing to lose. But once you are top of the league, you can also think about losing what you have.

“That is where the nerves come in a little bit. I do not know how they will respond to that.”

The fact is that we also don’t know how our Arsenal team will respond to the pressure. Hopefully last week’s win will have upped their confidence a bit,but will it be enough to trump Leicester?

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32 thoughts on “Arsenal have pressure but hopefully Leicester will be nervous too…

  1. Greg

    Come on gunners it’s all to play for! Let’s give it a100% effort and get that crucial 3 points! Coyg!

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  2. Arsenal007

    The only pressure I think Leicester are under is if we’ll do the double over them.
    The pressure on us is much more. This is because Leicester has turned their fortunes around in less than a year….While it has taken Arsenal more than a decade.

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    1. Arsenal007

      OT:
      I’ll like to believe that the difference between Leicester and Arsenal is that Leicester has dared to do something different from what they’ve been doing in all their seasons in the BPL…thereby getting a different (favourable) result. Meanwhile, I feel Arsenal has been doing the same thing over and over and over again while expecting a different result. That’s the only way I can explain why we could be ending our seasons 2nd to 4th for over a decade now.

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  3. vinie2000

    OMG FELLOW GOONERS..I JUST FOUND THIS IN MARCA NEWSPAPER ( SPAIN) TODAY EDITION.
    El Barcelona contacta con su entorno para conocer su situación
    Contacto Özil
    El alemán rechaza la oferta de renovación del Arsenal.

    IT SAID BARCA IS IN CONTACTS WITH OZIL AS HE REJECTED AN EXTENSION TO HIS CURRENT CONTRACT WITH ARSENAL 🙁

    El futbolista tiene la intención de cambiar de aires al final de esta temporada, pero el Arsenal no se lo va a poner nada fácil.

    IT SAID , OZIL WANTS TO MOVE TO MORE AMBITIOUS TEAM AND HE WAS PROMISED NEW SIGNINGS TO COMPETE IN EPL AND UCL 🙁

    El motivo es que el jugador ve que el Arsenal no se está convirtiendo en ese gran equipo que puede luchar por la Champions League. Cuando firmó por los ‘gunners’ en 2013, le prometieron que el club formaría un equipo que pudiera aspirar a lo máximo. Sin embargo, estas promesas no se han cumplido, en opinión del centrocampista alemán.

    I KNEW IT FROM DAY ONE, THE LACK OF AMBITION FROM ARSENE AND THE BOARD WITH THEIR CHEAPY PLAYERS AND OVER RATTED PART TIME PLAYERS WILL MAKE OUR WORLD CLASS PLAYERS TO GO..I’m dreading Ozil and Alexis will move out at the end of the season or push a move.

    THIS HAS MADE MY DAY..THEY HAVE BEEN DECEIVED SO HAVE WE..those supporting Wenger must look at themselves…

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    1. Kotte

      Winning the Epl would realy help us..4get about the rumours if we fail to win it trust me we will loose our best playrs u dnt hv to be a genius to knw that hehe!

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      1. Trevor

        Vinnie2000, You should know this tactic by now. Every-time we’ve faced Barca they have been rumoured to be targeting one of our players. Its just a ploy to unsettle our best or most in form player. That’s not to say that after facing us they will take a liking to one of our players and think on it in summer like with Henry Bronkhorst etc but this thing they do before games is a ploy none the less ..they do it with most difficult (later stages) CL opponents. I don’t know if it is the media culpable alone or if Barca are involved but it is for Barcas advantage I believe.

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    2. admin Post author

      What a load of horse sh*^*. And what will Marca say when Arsenal knock Barca out of the Champions League? Oh Oh all barca players want to ‘jumpship’ and move to the team that will win the Premiership!
      I said it earlier Some idiots will believe anything
      THIS HAS MADE MY DAY he said. He actually wants Ozil to leave. If that isn’t a troll Ive never walked under a bridge

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      1. Fatboy Gooney

        Hahaha 😂😂
        You need to add a Troll Buster, to go with your Spam detector, Mr Admin Sir.

        I can’t wait to read your Article regarding this Özil rumour! 😂

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    3. Budd

      Marca is Madrid’s house rag. Anything to bash Ozil which they actually spit out goes I guess.

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    4. dee23

      Vinnie2000 are you anti wenger or anti arsenal? I ask this because where most of us get excited at false rumours of world class players joining us you seem excited reading about false rumours of world class players leaving us. Ozil is not going anywhere any time soon. Sorry to disappoint you.

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    5. jonm

      Ozil has over two years to run on his contract. FIFA rules are that Barcelona have to contact arsenal before contacting Ozil. So this article is saying that either Barcelona are breaking the rules or arsenal are in negotiations with barcelona about selling Ozil. All pretty unlikely.

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  4. Fatboy Gooney

    Yep!
    That news is everwhere now!

    As per usual. … Arsenal fc are bemused about this story 😂

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  5. vinie2000

    so..anyone know join the WENGER AND THE BOARD OUT? WE ARE ALWAYS DECEIVED EVERY WINDOWS..AND WE DESERVE RESPECT..PLAYERS OF OZIL AND SANCHEZ CALIBER ARE FINDING IT TOO SO THE WC ST, DM AND CB NEEDED TO KEEP THIS BOYS WILL NOT BE HERE ANY TIME SOON AND THEY WILL LEAVE US..TIME TO VOICE REAL GOONERS

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  6. vinie2000

    I said it earlier Some idiots will believe anything? I DO FOLLOW THIS SITES AS MANY OTHERS where we can express our views but Called idiots? and from ADMIN? So what was the point of the site? I think we deserve respect just for joining your site and be part of it…this news are everywhere. we hope is not true but A team without ambition reflects on WC players and Mostly on Us the fans..

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    1. Budd

      If it was ambition we would have won the EPL already. But is not, is it? They are paid like no one but still not a lot of ambition shown on the pitch. Let’s just hope they will find some tomorrow.

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    2. admin Post author

      Without ambition? When we win tomorrow we will be 2 points below top of the League with 13 games remaining. We are playing Barcelona in the Champions League. We are aiming for a third FA Cup win in a row which hasnt been done for 120 years. And YOU say we have no ambition??? You are welcome to your opinion but I am also free to express mine, and I think we are in the middle of a fantastic season and i am going to enjoy every game.
      What are you going to do when we win? Comlain?

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      1. Fatboy Gooney

        Is it possible to add one of those Voting devices onto this site?

        It could be useful, to get a clearer idea on fan’s views,
        Regarding different subjects and at the end of each voting, it gives you an extra article to write about.

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      2. don99

        Admin, what ambition? haven’t u seen the same circus before, by March we are always out of every competition, I dnt see anything new this year tht will change it. Leicester came, now they are favorites, Wenger hasn’t done that for a decade now, how will he feel when they really win the championship? the most serving manager is always here and doesn’t knw how to do it

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  7. vinie2000

    Budd, they get paid lot? you mean Alexis and Ozil? yes they are WC should not they? walcott? Ramsey? Giroud? they also get paid lot. great team is not just 2 players or the like of Barca and Madrid are? let’s for one be objective…in order to WIN you need to strength the team…WE DO NOT NEED 11 GALACTICOS..we need just 5 WC players to mix with the ones we have, is it too much to accept? LACK OF AMBITION has been our down fall..JUST WATCHING SKY PUNDITS TALKING ABOUT IT..IF WE LOSE AGAINST LEICESTER THEN i will see your comments..If we WIN will be same still behind them and they got easier games in march..understand? this team is not just Alexis and Ozil..

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    1. admin Post author

      Well why not wait and see if we lose instead of predicting we will lose, Go see the doctor and get some Prozac….
      Who cares what the pundits say, see what the team does shall we? (Idiot)

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    2. Trevor

      Vinnie, Id like to know which team this year has the five world class players that will win them the league. City have Kompany Silva and Aguero ..three. Leic have none because after one season you cant say wc and this season is not even done yet. Spu, I’m not sure who you could call wc (CBs as a pair are impressive) maybe you can enlighten people more than me. Arsenal, Cech Alexis and Ozil ..three, but also the two best fullbacks in league and Koscielny. Normally I would say city have the best right back in league so that one may be up for grabs. We are closest to your so called five WC players and are in the title fight so I don’t know what your problem is really.

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    3. muda

      @V2000, we actually have five (5) World class players as you asked, may be you just underrated some of them. Namely:
      1.Cech
      2.Boss
      3.Santi
      And the 2 we believe in
      4. Alexis & 5.Ozil
      Plus if you asked me, Monreal is not far behind, Le coq is coming soon, and Bellerin will certainly come sooner or later.

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  8. Real Gunner

    Arsene will lose tomorrow to Ranieri , that’s the truth.
    It’s not the players who can’t handle the pressure its Arsene him self.

    Arsene should leave end of this season In that way we will have fresh blood to lead us to the title.

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    1. G-Rude

      No seriously? You really want Arsenal to lose?
      Sorry Admin but Im going to swear if this keeps up

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    2. G-Rude

      like van gaal led united to the title? Or Moyes. Or Klopp???
      Do you know a better manager than Wenger? name him

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      1. Real Gunner

        I don’t want Arsenal to loose but the way season is going looks like we will lose the title same as the last 11 seasons. We can’t keep finishing 3rd and 4th every season. There will be a day when Arsene calls it a day, then what ? Someone has to set in to his shoes. You never know there might be a good manager who is unknown. Look at Pochetino he did good at Southampton and now his doing great job at Spurs .

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        1. Trevor

          You never know? and might? being the operative words. Glad to see your so confident sacking Wenger will work in our favor.

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    3. dee23

      Real gunner, my arse! The game can go either way, yet you choose to predict Leicester winning. You should support leicester like other glory hounds. People said Munich would wipe the floor with us when we played them earlier in the season and I seem to recall goals coming from Giroud, Ozil and keeping a clean sheet. If you support Arsenal, support Arsenal. This is not a mission impossible game for us to win. If Arsenal put in the work rate they can beat Leicester. Get behind your team in stead of predicting Arsenal will,bottle it.

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    4. dee23

      “Arsene will lose tomorrow to Ranieri, that’s the truth.”

      Real gunner, it looks like you were wrong about Arsene losing to Ranieri. The real truth is anything can happen in football at this level. Arsenal had as good a chance of winning the match before kick off as Leicester and the victory went to arsenal. Arsenal deserve credit for their victory and so does Wenger as both substitutions impacted the game,with both players scoring.

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  9. vinie2000

    G- Ryde why you have to swear? Amin is being disrespectful and because owns the site or delete comments does not give him the right to treat the people who join his side in this way..just simple Block or accepts others views like you want to impose yours. I did not say we are gonna lose..i said IF WE LOSE WE ARE 8 POIINTS AND A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB so will be for City and If we win we still 2 points behind but they got easier schedule than us. everyone knows it.BIT OF RESPECT

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    1. Trevor

      You said a bit more than that. Fans say all the time that others should accept their criticism because it really only means that they want more for the Arsenal. I understand that but mostly see only the criticism (the more that they want for Arsenal rarely translates). So fans by the same token should expect their opinions to be received not too well, why, because they are slagging off a club which means so much to everyone. I don’t know if there is a wrong or a right here because both sides have good reason.

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  10. Davros

    I hope Theo can do something this week to justify his £140,000 per week salary. Even OX has scored a couple of goals recently

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