Charlie Nicholas fears Leicester City will blow Arsenal away.
Charlie Nicholas fears that Arsenal would be humiliated in their weekend game against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
The Gunners have been struggling lately and haven’t won any of their last three league games. They put in another limp performance in their last competitive game against Vitoria in the Europa League and Charlie Nicholas doesn’t see things getting better for them.
Leicester City is currently 3rd in the league table and have been the division’s second-highest scorers after Manchester City. Jamie Vardy has already netted 10 league goals including four in his last two league games.
For Nicholas, it won’t be hard for the Foxes to expose how poor Arsenal have defended this season and he fears for the worse.
“It’s seriously worrying,” Nicholas told Sky Sports News. “They’ve got Leicester on Saturday evening and at the moment it looks like they could blow them away.
“Arsenal fans have travelled and watched another basic performance. I like the manager a lot but I said the same with Arsene Wenger: things have to change. He [Emery] has to be stronger and sort these problems out.
“Arsenal have lost the urgency to go and win football matches. The defensive frailties have been there for 18 months, if not longer, and things need to get sorted now. Arsenal fans are starting to get pretty fed up.”
Arsenal has been linked with a move for Brendan Rodgers and the former Liverpool boss may see this game as an opportunity for him to show his future employers what they are missing.
Emery also knows that his job is on the line and another poor showing in this game could see the Spaniard sacked.