In the build up to our trip to Leicester this weekend Claudio Ranieri has been highly complimentary towards Arsenal believing that the foxes need to produce the 'perfect performance' to get the three points. As I mentioned in my last post about the Spurs victory, our opponents this weekend are still unbeaten, the last team in the division to remain so. Leicester are also sitting in 4th place with 12 points after an impressive start to the campaign. It will be a difficult game this Saturday on what will be only our second 3p.m Saturday kick off since the season started, which further highlights the growing impact of t.v companies on the football schedule. Here is what the Italian said;
“To beat Arsenal we must do the perfect match, no mistakes,” he said. “Arsenal are great to watch, they are smart, fast and technical.
“They are ready to fight for the title again in my opinion. Maybe not the Champions League just yet, but in the league they are growing stronger. I think they have a chance.
“On Saturday we are going to have a very big match on our hands, because it is difficult to find a weakness in the present Arsenal team.”
It seems strange to hear praise from an opposition manager when you normally associate any Arsenal related headlines from other managers with Jose Mourinho and his usual bombardment of nonsense. It would be nice to get the victory at the weekend, not only because we really have to get the three points, but also because we can then celebrate 'Invincibles Day', as no other team in the league can finish the season unbeaten. Every season that passes where we acknowledge that only makes that achievement grow in stature.
Anyway, have a good one
Subjectively, Cosmic Kid.