Monday, 15 February, 2016

Will be a disaster if Arsenal don't win league: Ranieri

Leicester Citys Robert Huth right goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and Demarai Gray applaud supporters after their 3-1 win over Manchester City. Inset Claudio Ranieri Will be a disaster if Arsenal don't win league: Ranieri
Benjamin Gardner | 14 February, 2016, 18:23

Give me points, not words. The crash of Chelsea, the struggles of Man United, the plight of Liverpool have all been detailed and discussed to the barest nuance. It is ninth in the Premier League, has reached the League Cup final (against Man City), and lost to West Ham in the FA Cup fourth round.

The Foxes travel to the Emirates for a high-noon showdown with the Gunners, knowing that victory would put them nine points clear of one of their main contenders.

VILLA REVIVAL: Aston Villa is aiming to cause a surprise at the other end of the standings, too. If Steve McLaren's side can escape Stamford Bridge with a point, it would be a huge result.

"Life is very short and it's important to be happy. They are nowhere near as good a team as Arsenal but they play a certain way which can majorly hurt them". The Blues have climbed up to eighth in the table. Saints goalkeeper Fraser Foster is looking for his sixth shutout in a row since returning from injury. Dennis Bergkamp, arrived at Arsenal in the summer of 1995, signed for quite a hefty fee valued close to £7.5 million by Bruce Rioch (and not Arsene), a fact that some of the younger generation of Arsenal fans might not be aware of.

PRESSURE ON LEICESTER: Now the world has finally recognized Leicester as a legitimate title contender, the team has to deal with the pressure of expectation. So a lapse in concentration this weekend may see them lose more ground on leaders Leicester. However, Manager Pellegrini is confident his team can go all out and win all the competition they are vying for.

The Gunners have won their last eight home matches against the Foxes and 12 of their last 18 overall and have tasted defeat in all that time.

Arsenal picked Leicester apart in the first meeting, getting three goals from Alexis Sanchez and one apiece from Walcott and Giroud.

"We have to get the momentum back".

The magnitude of this match can not be underestimated, particularly when it occurs on the eve of Tottenham Hotspur's visit of Manchester City's manor.

Liverpool was leading 2-0 at the time of the protest last weekend, and ended up drawing 2-2.

Pochettino has his side playing excellent football, winning their last four matches. He returned to the field against Newcastle United and marked his comeback with what is widely regarded as the best goal ever scored in the Premier League based on pure technique and execution and quite rightly so.

Key Player: Jamie Vardy - There isn't much more to be said about Jamie Vardy in what has been a sensational season for the English forward.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger acknowledged Leicester as potential Premier League champions after they showed "special force" to beat fellow challengers Manchester City last weekend.

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