Arsene Wenger is under no illusions that Arsenal are in for an easy ride this afternoon at the home of Leicester City. Claudio Ranieri’s side is unbeaten this season and haven’t lost at home since April and even Wenger was impressed with the way tthat their reserve team played in the Capital One Cup this week.
Wenger said on Arsenal.com: “We know Leicester are the surprising team of the start of the season. They play in a convincing way with good pace and with players who can make a difference like Mahrez and Vardy. Overall they have strengthened their squad in a very positive way.
“Leicester show well what the Premier League is about now. They made 10 changes on Tuesday night against West Ham, and West Ham only made three. West Ham had also just won at Man City and, with 10 changes, Leicester beat West Ham at home.
“It shows that these teams now have squads that are unbelievably strong. It is not the Leicester you would visit four or five years ago, it is the Leicester who has the quality.”
No-one can knock how impressive Ranieri’s team has been this season, and it is obvious that Wenger is as worried as me about this afternoons game. Let’s hope Arsenal turn up with the right attitude and use the win to leapfrog above Leicester in the League table…
Onwards and Upwards!