The second battle of the season is due to start in a few hours. Judging from the fellow BKers’ predictions expectations are high for a big win, but I am wary of these wily Foxes.
Leicester are a team that will favour to be the underdog and with Dewsbury-Hall, Tielemans, Maddison and that pesty Vardy they have the guys to hurt us. Their defence may be their weakness with Schmeichel gone, Fofana a doubt and Evans in the heart of their defence. Our attackers will have to go for them from the start. Let’s be clinical guys!
An early goal for us would be bliss of course, but we have to be wary of their counter attacks, so let’s not be too adventurous.
Brendan Rodgers is a fine manager who fits very well with the Foxes. It looks like they have to let go of a few players to settle the books and we may see Tielemans come our way soon. As per my previous post, Partey’s right midfield position is an area for improvement and I think that is why the club have been linked with the Belgian. But that’s for another day.
The lineup will be likely unchanged. Only the unfortunate Nelson is out of contention, so Mikel has the luxury to pick and choose. Consistency is big for him at this stage and he will want this core team to grow in confidence, so there will be no change if you ask me.
This will be a big test (especially if the Foxes score first) and I am looking forward to it.
Come On You Rip Roaring Gunners!