Leicester City were extremely strong in last season’s Championship and have performed admirably in their first two Premiership games against Everton and Chelsea, so they are still full of confidence and believe they can take all three points against Arsenal this afternoon.
Leicester’s French midfielder Anthony Knockaert gave a rallying call to his team-mates when he said: “We have played some tough teams in the first two games,”
“It’s very different to the Championship, because there is much more quality.
“The game is quicker and we have to work hard. That’s the key to staying up this season. That’s our objective, and if we work as hard as we did last season, there’s no reason why we can’t.
“Against Arsenal it’s going to be a great game for us and an opportunity to get our first win. We have to do that for the fans. It’s going to be a good game, but every game will be tough, so we have to do our best.”
Arsene Wenger agrees that the Gunners should not expect an easy game either, and he said on Arsenal.com: “They dominated the [Championship] last year and they’ve just come out of a very strong performance against Chelsea,”
“It is a tough proposal for us because they also drew 2-2 against Everton at home and we need a great performance again. Hopefully we have recovered from our game against Besiktas and can focus on the Premier League, because that’s one of the important targets of the season.”
It is a fact that Arsenal have not yet convinced anyone they are title contenders after some ugly wins, but a fluent win today may change things. Let’s do a Chelsea and start attacking from the first second!