'We will cause Arsenal problems' says Leicester boss

Nigel Pearson believes Leicester City must win against the top sides to secure Premier League survival.

Leicester City's difficult start to the Premier League season is set to get even tougher when they face Arsenal on Sunday, but manager Nigel Pearson believes his side will be a real test for the Gunners.

The Foxes drew their opening game 2-2 at home to Everton before being beaten 2-0 at Chelsea, but Pearson has been pleased with his side's performances so far and hopes to give Arsene Wenger's men a run for their money.

"The two Premier League games that we have played, you could argue that we played exceptionally well in and caused two sides that finished high in the Premier League last year problems," Pearson told Sky Sports News.

"It's a bit of a learning curve for us. Arsenal represent a side and a club with huge stability with success over a sustained period of time. As a blueprint for a club they are up there with the best.

"We know it will be another tough game for us but I expect our players to cause them problems and we have spoken about the best ways that we operate to try and get the three points.

"That's what we will be about every time that we play. Whether we can achieve it against sides like Arsenal remains to be seen but I would think that having seen our first two games they will know it is a difficult tie for them.

"For us to establish ourselves in the top flight we have got to find ways of winning against the top sides."

Although Leicester have impressed in the Premier League so far, they will need to turn in a better performance than they did against Shrewsbury in the Capital One Cup - the Foxes crashed out in the second-round with a 1-0 loss to the League Two side.

Their cup defeat leaves Leicester with one fewer distraction as they seek Premier League survival in their first year back in the top flight.

A positive result at home to the Gunners, who have not yet hit top form this season, would certainly put Pearson's side back on track.

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