Premier League 2016-17: Arsenal welcome Leicester City, Tottenham travel to Crystal Palace

Sylvester Tamang
Arsenal have somehow picked themselves up after notching 2 back-to-back wins. They host another resurgent team Leicester City. Arsene Wenger’s team saw off Manchester City 2-1 in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday. “The top four is open – but what it demands from us is consistency in the results now until the end of […]

Arsenal have somehow picked themselves up after notching 2 back-to-back wins. They host another resurgent team Leicester City.

Arsene Wenger’s team saw off Manchester City 2-1 in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday.

“The top four is open – but what it demands from us is consistency in the results now until the end of the season. It’s still possible, but that means we’ll maybe have to have a perfect run-in”, Wenger said.

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Wenger’s side put in an impressive shift against City and will look to secure their second consecutive league victory following the recent triumph against Middlesbrough, but in their way stands an improved Leicester team under caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare.

Three defenders at the back hasn’t been a tactic deployed by Wenger in over 20 years yet the change in formation has clearly made a difference to results and confidence.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said, “I’m not sure how many points it will take [to avoid relegation] and the weekend proved that. Teams are capable of winning games and putting points on the board.

“We have to make sure we look after our own club. You are not sure what’s round the corner.”

“Seeing the Arsenal [FA Cup semi-final] match, it didn’t look like turmoil to me. There were players fighting and they thoroughly deserved the win in the end, even though it was a close game”, he said.