Following their 2-0 win over Bournemouth, Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger seems confident that his side can mount a title challenge as they lost Leicester City at home next week.
The Foxes face Arsenal FC at the Emirates this Sunday in what could be a severe test for the title aspirants. Leicester City eased past Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last week and will be looking to continue their winning run against Arsenal next week.
Arsene Wenger’s side currently trail the league leaders by five points, but are confident of cutting that lead to two points after this Sunday’s fixture.
Talking to the club website, Gunner’s boss Arsene Wenger said, “Beating Bournemouth is very good for the future as we now have a very big game at home against Leicester who are now the favourites for the Premier League. A win can maybe prepare you in a better condition for the next game.”
“We have a week to prepare for that and I have to think about it. Leicester is a strong side but we are also a strong side. At home with our fans and support, we can do it,” he added.
Praise for Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain’s goal from the boss
Only 88 seconds separated Chamberlain and Ozil’s strikes, which brought the Gunners 3 important points. This was also Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first away goal for Arsenal.
“Oxlade-Chamberlain has the power, the technique and he is able to score goals but he can create also. Usually, he is unlucky with his shooting but maybe that will convince him that he should take more chances,” Wenger told the club website.
Wenger was also happy with his Brazilian defender Gabriel, who helped Cech keep a clean sheet. The boss said, “Gabriel has done well. He has performed well and overall I think the confidence comes with games, which is interesting.”
Given the form that Leicester City FC have shown in recent weeks, it’ll be difficult to penetrate their defence and find the back of the net, but having a play-maker like Ozil should make things a lot simpler for the Gunners. However, a defeat against Claudio Ranieri’s side could damage Arsenal’s title aspirations this season.