Ranieri’s Arsenal Assessment
- City boss says it’s his job to expose the Gunners’ weaknesses
- The Foxes take on Arsene Wenger’s men at King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says Saturday’s Barclays Premier League opponents Arsenal provide a stern test no matter what side they field.
The Gunners come to King Power Stadium on the back of a 2-1 Capital One Cup Third Round victory over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal’s strength in depth was certainly on show in that fixture, as Mathieu Flamini, who made his first appearance of the season, fired in two goals to win the game for his side.
But Ranieri says it is his task to try and expose weaknesses in an Arsenal side that have so far this season impressed the City boss.
“Arsene can choose his players,” Ranieri said. “Maybe he can put Sanchez in the goal and put Cech as a striker! It’s always a great team.
“Arsenal in my opinion are a very good team – now I will concentrate on how we can win against them.
“Every match is my biggest challenge – this is my philosophy. They are fantastic, good quality and move the ball very well and very quickly. If you want to find a weakness, it’s difficult, but we will try to find it.”
The Foxes have fallen behind in their last four consecutive Premier League fixtures but have gone on to show great character by winning one and drawing three of those games.
The City boss added: “We must concentrate a little more and be careful because it’s not easy to score a goal when you go down. I told my players to concentrate.
“We start well in every match and suddenly we make a mistake. When the opponent makes a fantastic goal, you can well done, but not when we help them to score a goal.”
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