Wenger wants domination over Leicester by Sam P
This is one game I just cannot wait to see when Arsenal take on Leicester tomorrow lunchtime. We totally dominated them in the reverse fixture when we stopped their unbeaten run with a massive 5-2 victory and we remain the only team to have destroyed the Foxes this season. But can we do it again?
Arsene Wenger believes that Claudio Ranieri’s side has gained more confidence since that meeting and have recently improved further. Wenger thinks it is great that that Leicester are proving that you don’t have to spend squillions to do well in the Premiership and are getting he support of all the neutrals but still wants Arsenal to go out and show them who are really the bosses this season: “It is very romantic and I understand the whole country [being behind them],” the Arsenal manager said. “That is human. I think as well that [the story] is good for football, and it goes against the usual practice in our game, which is spend and buy big stars.
“It is important to know that with quality work, quality scouting and quality management you can have great results.
“Leicester today are in a strong position and they have certainly silenced all the doubters since the start of the season because at Christmas people were saying they would not be there and now we are at Easter and they are still there.
“In the last week they showed they have solid potential to win the league, with two positive results against Liverpool and Manchester City away. Everybody now thinks they are on the same level as everybody else to win it and they have a mathematical advantage of five points.”
“They are certainly more convinced of their quality now,” he said. “When we played them last, they were top of the table so that has not changed but their belief has been strengthened.
“The first game we played against them at Leicester was a very open game and it is true that their strength is to be very quick in transition from defence to offence. But we have to nullify their pace and attacking potential – we want to dominate the game, have the ball and be dangerous.”
This is definitely the match where we have to raise our game to the level we were in our earlier meeting. If we become the only team to do the double over Leicester this season, then I am sure there is no reason why we can’t just go on and win the title. Our time has come!