How will Pearson saga affect Arsenal v Leicester?

With both teams losing their respective games at the weekend, there was always going to be a little extra pressure on Arsenal and Leicester City as they prepare for the Premier League clash at the Emirates stadium tomorrow evening.

But the bizarre saga of the Foxes boss Nigel Pearson has put another little slant on the occasion. We were hearing yesterday that the 51-year old had been sacked by his east midlands club before they issued a statement this morning that this was not the case and Pearson took training as normal and then tried to brush off the questions in his pre-match press conference.

It is hardly ideal preparation for the club propping up the table and hoping to do what only a very lucky Man United have managed all season, beating Arsenal at home. They say there is no smoke without fire and although Pearson is still in charge, the Leicester players must wonder if he could soon be on the way out.

That could, of course, make them give an extra effort against the Gunners tomorrow but I doubt it. It was a strange old situation as Pearson seemed to lose the plot in grabbing and refusing to let go of James McArthur in their Saturday defeat. It was a bit embarrassing really, as was his post match interview when he claimed he could `look after myself`.

Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players must be prepared for a tough game and not expect anything less from Leicester but I cannot see how this Pearson saga will do them any good. So let’s kick the man while he is down shall we?

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  1. g00ner4lyf says:

    Normal service will resume tomorrow. COYG

  2. Greg says:

    Let leicester sort out their problems! Its our business to get 3points tomorrow! No disrespect! It’s all business! Coyg!

  3. Kchan7 says:

    Sorry, this is a little off-topic (but I have been dying to say this after the Spurs match)

    I think most of us probably find the defeat over the weekend very frustrating and might fear we may not make it into the top 4 this year.

    BUT, I woke up this morning with a great scenario in my mind…hear me out.

    I am all for letting Spuds finish 4th (above us) this season. WHY you may ask. Because nothing will be funnier than them finishing 4th and us winning the Champions League. lol

    That would be amazing.

  4. fred cowardly says:

    I think us winning the Champions League, FA Cup and finishing in top 4 ahead of Spurs would be a lot funnier than Spurs ahead of us at 4 and us just winning CL.

  5. illiterate says:

    Lol. I honestly can’t wait to see the drastic decline in Kane’s form. I do admit, we were well beaten comprehensively by the Spuds ”Kane Fc” but if we had to play them again tomorrow, they’ll shît in their pants for what dent they think they made in our quest to win the 3rd or 4th trophy. Never will they end above Arsenal come end of this season. They have tried but all was in vain. Why should it change anytime soon? Anyway, good luck Gunners with your upcoming fixture. Hopefully come end of the season you guys brought us fans our pride back by winning one trophy

  6. Hafiz Rahman says:

    of coz normal service resume…

    poor tactics

    poor subs….

    refuse to strengthen

    fighting for 4th spot

    counting on others to drop points to secure 4th….

    its time for a change…..

  7. vicky says:

    Gabriel Paulista should start against Leics..

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