Saturday, 20 August 2016


Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger says he is aware of the impact Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa could make at King Power Stadium if given space to play on the break in Saturday’s Premier League showdown.

By this stage, there is nothing new to be said about Leicester’s incredible surge to last season’s title – but the challenge now them is for them to emulate it.
To that end, Claudio Ranieri brought further pace to his side with the addition of the lightning quick Nigerian international and Wenger believes the addition of Musa could reinforce the Foxes’ style.
“I think it looks logical to me [that they will take the same approach to last year].
When you have been successful in the way you have played to continue that way. Especially when Musa has just come in with pace as well. That could reinforce their style of play.
“It will be important to defend well, but we know their game is based on driving forward. We have to respect that and not compromise the way we want to play.
“We want to play our way and we have to combine the two, especially after conceding four goals at home. It will be important to have a strong defensive performance.” Wenger said on the Arsenal official website.
Musa who scored twice against Barcelona during the pre-season in an International Champions Cup encounter made a positive impression on his debut last week despite the 2-1 defeat to Hull City.
After slumping to opening day defeats in their 2016/17 opening day EPL fixtures, Saturday’s fixture is already somewhat of a make or break fixture for last season runners-up Arsenal and defending Champions Leicester City at the King Power stadium.

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