Merson says Leicester more likely to stay up than which Premier League team?

Leicester City

Was ex-Arsenal star talking about QPR, Aston Villa, or Burnley?

Former Arsenal and Portsmouth star Paul Merson believes Leicester City still have a strong chance of staying in the Premier League, despite being five points adrift in the relegation zone. 

The Foxes travel to Manchester City this week, aiming to spring an upset, and Merson told SkySports he feels they are better bets to stay up than QPR.

He said: "I think Leicester have more of a chance of staying up than QPR if I’m honest, despite the five-point gap. Their away performances have improved and one or two wins against the teams around them could give them a huge boost.

"I think Leicester have got every chance of staying up, they’ve just been bang out of luck. I don’t see many of the bottom teams winning bar Hull this week, so they’re still in it."

Leicester were praised by Arsenal star Theo Walcott earlier this month after giving the Gunners a scare in a 2-1 defeat at The Emirates, with the England winger telling The Standard that they did not look like a team in the position they are in.

QPR host Arsenal this Wednesday, and could see the gap between the two sides move to eight points if results go their way.

The form book suggests otherwise however, with the R's team winning only one of their last nine Premier League games. Leicester themselves have lost four of their last five, but did manage to draw with Everton 2-2 in their last match.

Their gap in highlighted by having a game in hand on the teams around them, and if they can pick up points against Manchester City this week it would be a real bonus.

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