It’s a tough ask, but Arsenal need to win today

Arsenal desperately need to win today, but it certainly will not be easy. After 11 games in the Premier League, Leicester City are 3rd with 23 points. They have 7 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats, while leading the league in most goals scored and fewest goals allowed. Plus, our old friend Jamie Vardy is currently the PL’s top goal scorer with 10. And, to top that off, on October 25th the Foxes destroyed Southampton on the road, 9-0. You would have to agree these are very impressive numbers.

Since Brendan Rodgers arrived from Celtic, the Foxes have played some terrific football. Rodgers has them well-organized and playing up to their potential, including wins in 4 of their last 5 games in all competitions.

Rodgers is quoted on the Leicester City FC website saying: “Firstly, you’ve got to defend well, you’ve got to work on it every day, and then of course, you can have more opportunities to score goals. The players have been absolutely first-class. It comes from training. Not just the players who are playing, but also the ones who are not playing.”

For Leicester City, their goal on Saturday will be to continue their winning ways and head into the international break on a high note, with momentum and confidence.

For the Gunners, the goals on Saturday will be to find some positives in their performances, and to save Unai Emery’s job…at least for now. Dropping points on Saturday is not an option for Arsenal. A defeat would undoubtably drop them deep into the middle of the table, and would create more uncertainty in the organization while further sinking the team’s level of confidence.

Currently, Jamie Vardy and his band are hitting all the notes, while Aubameyang and his group are currently flat and off key.

On Saturday, let’s hope the Gunners can find the right notes, put all of the noise to the side, play together as a unit, find some goals, defend better, and bring 3 points back to north London. Arsenal need to win. This is a tough ask, but a necessary one.

Cheers. Gunner1953
(This is another Guest Post from American blogger YankeeGooner. A big cheer to the Arsenal fans across the water)

Is it an impossible task for the Gunners this afternoon? Read our Preview and Score Prediction here


  1. Nice article 👍 And yes, I agree with the big cheer to gooners across the pond!
    Well, match day has arrived and I’m bricking it, very nearly as much as I was last week boarding that plane!!
    We have won there before, but our last 2 visits have been awful… and do I expect today to be any different? If I’m completely honest, no!
    Having said that, it would be so nice to be proved wrong! So, guys, get your shooting boots on, no lunges or gifting goals please.. go for it, give it your all and make us proud! COYG

    1. Sue have you seen Arsene Wenger’s interview with him saying Kai-Rumminge called him and they’re having a meeting Next week? The same Int break I pointed out earlier..
      Forget rumours, He’ll be coaching them from the Spurs game

  2. Can’t see us having any form of result at the King Power. And that’s a sad commentary on the state of our team at this moment.
    I am not planning to watch this game today. Best to save myself some heartache.

  3. “Firstly, you’ve got to defend well, you’ve got to work on it every day.”

    Rodgers is spot on. All players must work together to retrieve the ball, not just relying on the teammates to get it

    I’m worried Emery would reduce the number of midfielders and would eventually put too much burden on the three CBs. Rodgers will play with only one striker and five midfielders, so it’s better to pack the midfield with 4-3-3

  4. I already know arsenal will lose the match…this is an impossible mission.leciester are in form right now with our poor away form it is sure win for them…today u will confirm that Roger is a better coach…I will watch the game with that mindset I want unai to be sacked that is all

    1. We thought that the year they recently won the league and were the only team to beat them home and away.

    2. Femi, you must have achieved a lot in life with such a defeatist attitude; beaten before a ball is kicked.
      CorporateMan, how did you earn your name with such a pessimistic attitude? Beaten before you start.

  5. In 2015-2016 season, Leicester City became Champion in EPL for the 1st time in their club history. They only lost 3 matches in whole season.
    Which team defeated them in home and away games? Arsenal.
    Has Arsenal improve or degenerate?

  6. Thanks for the positive responses and comments yesterday on my article yesterday. It’ll only make me want to write better and a few more.
    Well if I have the chance, I’ll always do.
    Today’s game will be tough, i can’t predict it but if Emery makes the mistake of going with 5 defenders, Leicester would come at us with everything because they don’t have to worry about us attacking them

  7. Going with 5 defenders would be playing into Leicesters hands. We have to attack because it is our biggest strength. We cannot defend properly. Go on the front foot. I am no astrologer but something inside me says Lei 1-2 Arsenal. We have got to prove ourselves now. Pull up your socks Gunners its now or never!

  8. It may be an almost impossible ask
    Leicester 9-0 Southampton
    Leicester 5-0 Newcastle
    Liverpool 2-1 Leicester
    Leicester 2-1 Spurs
    Leicester 1-1 Chelsea

    They are a tough side to beat

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