Brendan Rodgers

A Really Tough Game, Says Rodgers

Leicester City will come up against a strong Arsenal side with 'fantastic' players at King Power Stadium on Saturday, says manager Brendan Rodgers.
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- Brendan Rodgers previews Saturday's visit of Arsenal to King Power Stadium (5:30pm kick-off)
- Leicester City are six points above the Gunners in the Premier League after 11 matches
- The Northern Irishman expects Arsenal to pose a difficult challenge on Filbert Way
- Live coverage of the encounter begins at 2:30pm on Sunday, available for free on LCFC Radio

Following a superb start to the 2019/20 season, the Foxes are six points above Arsenal and sit third in the Premier League standings after winning seven of their opening 11 matches so far.

However, Rodgers, speaking to the media on Thursday, was keen to stress the quality at Unai Emery's disposal as the Spaniard brings his Gunners side to Leicester for Saturday's evening fixture.

"We go into the game playing against a good side," the Northern Irishman said. "Everyone talks about the form and where Arsenal are at, but it (their league standing) still shows you.

"With everything around them, they’re still sat fifth in the league and have got some fantastic players. There’s not an easy game in the Premier League at all.

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Rodgers: We Treat Every Game As A Big Game

Manager Brendan Rodgers speaks to the national media ahead of Saturday's match against Arsenal at King Power Stadium.

"You have to work hard for every game. Sometimes form is slightly different between games, but we prepare for a really, really tough game here.

"We’re looking forward to it. We haven’t been at home for a few games. We love playing here.

"It should be a great atmosphere in the stadium and, like I say, from the very first whistle, we have to be ready for a tough match."

Rodgers believes now is the time for the Foxes to up their performance levels even further and show consistency as they bid to remain in the top four.

"We just relish every game," he added. "Whether that’s against a big team or not, we have to approach every game with a professionalism and focus that it’s a big game, irrespective of the name on the badge.

"That’s the mistake you can make. You can’t just play in the biggest games, against the so-called big clubs, and then not turn up for the other games. That’s when you’ll finish mid-table or maybe below.

"You have to be consistent. You have to be focused and Arsenal, I obviously played them here at the end of last season, and so I know that they’ve got some really good players that can hurt you.

"So, we have to be ready for that, but we will be. Like I said, we’re really looking forward to it."

All times GMT.

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