Wenger: Leicester achievement great for globe football
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he often took Leicester seriously as Premier League title contenders and thinks their success is good for football ;around the globe;.
Leicester are two points clear on the second-placed Gunners at the top of the Premier League standings following a superb start out to their campaign.
In Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez – who have scored 26 goals between them in the league – they possess two from the top scorers in the division and look likely to continue their form if (click here to buy fifa 16 coins) they can avoid serious injury to key players.
Arsenal are the only side to beat the Foxes this season – a 5-2 win in September – and Wenger was full of praise for Claudio Ranieri and his side.
;Of course it is superior for English football,; he said. ;Not only for English football, it’s excellent for everybody in football all over the world to see teams who are not on the biggest budget at the start, that they can compete as well.
;There;s generally a way to be successful when you;re intelligent and competent. Of course that’s very positive and they;ve shown another amazing performance on Monday night.
;I often took them seriously as title contenders but when (vist بيع كوينز فيفا 16) we won 5-2 more than there, nobody took our performance seriously.
;They just thought it was normal that we won at Leicester, but ever since you have been able to see that it was a great result and a great performance on the day.;
Arsenal take on Manchester City on Monday in a second versus third clash, but Wenger is keen to play down the importance on the fixture.
;No, we are in December, we are not fighting for the Premier League on Monday night,; he said.
;What you look at is of course to nullify the individual quality they have offensively, that will be vital for us to find a fantastic balance between defending well as a team and expressing our way to go forward. But you cannot ignore the individual quality they have up front.
;If we win, it will boost our chances of course to go to the top. It is a massive game and when you play at home you want to win because we ambitious and we feel over Christmas we play many home games and our strength and we have the chance to come out in a strong position after Christmas.
;It will be a very tight game because if you look at the numbers (buy cheap fifa coins) since the start with the season, offensively and defensively the numbers are very close.;