Leicester City vs Arsenal: Arsenal MUST pick up their first away win of the season by SE
Match week 3 of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign for Arsenal sees them travel to King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City, who have been the brightest of the three newly promoted sides this season.
Leicester City came back twice to wipe away 1-goal deficits against Everton, during the first Premier League weekend. Last weekend saw Nigel Pearson’s men travel to Stamford Bridge, where they did put up a spirited effort; but profligacy in front of goal meant that Jose Mourinho’s power-packed Chelsea benefitted, to pocket three points.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have been good, albeit not in full flow, yet. Ramsey’s injury time winner against Crystal Palace, in their League opener, bagged three points despite an insipid display. Last weekend was all about dogged attitude from Wenger’s men, who came from two goals behind to attain parity against Everton, thus, salvaging a crucial away point.
Going into tomorrow’s game, it’s about fitness for the Gunners, who already have a big contingent of their squad ‘unfit’ to take part. The midweek exertions against Besiktas wouldn’t have aided Arsenal, either, and it’s going to be rather intriguing to see how Wenger sets his team up.
Albeit the North Londoners’ spirited effort ensured that they left Goodison Park with a point, same thing cannot be said about tomorrow’s game. Despite Arsenal’s canny ability to see off those potential banana skins, Leicester are going to prove a hot cup of coffee to handle for Wenger’s wizards. Their manager was infuriated at his side’s ‘no show’, as he put it, against Shrewsbury in the League Cup, and definitely would want to turn things around, with the home crowd behind them.
Arsenal should be able to see off Leicester, irrespective of the resistance the home side puts up; but any lacklustre showing could cost Arsenal big time, and Wenger would warn his troops against such an aberration.