Arsenal players have confirmed they are indeed ready to take on Leicester City this coming weekend in yet another Premier League clash that has been dubbed season-defining clash because the results will define who may win the league.
The Gunners are five points behind Leicester in the Premier League table but are ready to narrow the gap when they meet on Sunday.
In their last meeting back in September, Arsenal thrashed the Foxes 5-2 at the King Power Stadium, when Alexis Sanchez scored a hat-trick. Arsenal’s remarkable win over Bournemouth that ended their four games without a win, has put them back on track for the title race, keeping them in close touch with league leaders Leicester.
Besides, Leicester’s win at Manchester City means they will go to the Emirates with an aim to avoid Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur from catching up with them.
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who showed a Man of the Match performance during their 0-2 at Bournemouth, hopes Arsenal can choke Leicester’s unexpected Premier League title charge.
Ramsey said: “It was important to bounce back from the results we have had of late. So it was important to stay in touching distance of Leicester.
“It is going to be an interesting game next week now. What they have done this season is quite remarkable but we have got to be right on it to get all three points. It was important to win at Bournemouth.
“Hopefully now we can take away this momentum and come away with a victory against Leicester as well. We are in a good position now and hopefully we can maintain this.”
Reflecting on their win at Bournemouth and their preparation to meet Leicester, defender Laurent Koscielny said: “All the team played well and did their job and if you want to win games you need to score too. We kept a clean sheet and we need to be more confident and defend together but we will be happy with this.”
“It was important to win because we needed to stay high up the table with Leicester, Tottenham and Manchester City. We didn’t play well during January and we didn’t win a lot of points.“
“We needed to start a good run with this game and we stayed strong at the back, and scored two goals with our first two opportunities. We had three games without scoring so it was important for our players.”
Arsenal’s clash with Leicester is important to every player at the club and young right back Hector Bellerin has urged his team mates to only focus on winning the game and take the three points.
Bellerin said: “It doesn’t matter who you play, you need to get the three points. Obviously, this will be one of the more important ones but we need to play it like any other game.”