Arsenal are facing a tough task tomorrow, as despite beating the spuds on Wednesday, the players are not exactly flying high after a slow and goal shy start to the season, while our Premier League opponents Leicester City are on a brilliant run of form and have taken the Premier League by storm.
Throw in a few injury problems for the Gunners and a game that might have looked like a reasonably assured three points for us now looks extremely tricky. The major problem facing Arsene Wenger is that Francis Coquelin is not going to be available after picking up a knock to his knee last weekend, although the midweek performance of Mathieu Flamini has given the manager a great option.
The Foxes finished last season on a high, winning seven and losing just one of their last nine games when they had seemed certain to be relegated. And their unbeaten start to the new season has been based upon the same principles of hard work, pressing, counter attacking and a high energy attacking approach.
It would have been the perfect game for Coquelin´s reading of the game and defensive ability but if Flamini can repeat his performance against the spuds then it will go a long way towards Arsenal being able to stand up to Leicester in the middle of the park.
Mikel Arteta, I´m afraid, has not got the legs to cope with the likes of Mahrez, Vardy and all hassling him on the ball and breaking past him at speed. So is giving Flamini another start the easiest decision Wenger will have to make all week?