Wenger: this is the kind of game we relish


Arsene Wenger admits that Leicester will come to the Emirates on Sunday without much pressure, despite the fact they find themselves in unfamiliar territory at the top of the table.

The Arsenal manager says that his team can’t focus on where the visitors are weak, and instead must produce a match-winning performance themselves.

Asked how he might find the Foxes Achilles heel, Wenger said, “Let’s not count too much on the weakness of Leicester because they have not shown too many.

“What I believe is that you do not have to be a super mathematician to analyse that it is a very important game, maybe not a decisive one for the Premier League but it is not far away from that.

“The pressure is on us as well, of course. I don’t deny that but I take that in a very positive way and as an opportunity to show how strong we are.

“I think the biggest pressure in our job is to play games without pressure. This is the kind of game we want – the kind of game we relish. When you play at Arsenal Football Club, that’s what you want.”

The Frenchman accepts that Leicester are riding high at the moment, and the lack of expectation means a lack of pressure, but he still tried to plant a seed of doubt in their minds ahead of Sunday’s critical showdown.

“Once you are top of the league, you can also think about losing what you have,” he said.

“That is where the nerves come in a little bit. I do not know how they will respond to that.”

We’ll find out on Sunday.

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