Wenger: We can beat title ‘favourites’ Leicester

Date published: Tuesday 9th February 2016 7:14

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side are good enough to beat Premier League leaders Leicester City on Sunday.

The Gunners are up to third in the league standings after a comfortable victory over Bournemouth. Goals from Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – just 88 seconds apart – ended Arsenal’s near-five and a half hour run without a goal in style.

A victory for Wenger’s side in Sunday’s early kick-off would see them reduce the gap to two points on surprise-package Leicester in first.

“[Beating Bournemouth] is very good for the future as we now have a very big game at home against Leicester who are now the favourites for the Premier League,” Wenger told Arsenal.com. “[A win] can maybe prepare you in a better condition for the next game.

“We have a week to prepare for that and I have to think about it. Leicester is a strong side but we are also a strong side. At home with our fans and support, we can do it.”

The 66-year-old Frenchman reserved special praise for Gunners duo Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gabriel after they both contributed to the win over the Cherries,

“Oxlade-Chamberlain has the power, the technique and he is able to score goals but he can create also,” added Wenger. “Usually he is unlucky [with his shooting] but maybe that will convince him that he should take more chances.

“Gabriel has done well. He has performed well and overall I think the confidence comes with games, which is interesting.”

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