Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger acknowledges Leicester City as title challengers

Leicester City defeated Swansea City 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has acknowledged Leicester City as title challengers as he aims to overthrow the Foxes at the top of the Premier League table, the BBC report.

Leicester took advantage of Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke City to return to the top of the table following their impressive 3-0 win over Swansea City in South Wales.

Arsenal climbed to second after defeating Sunderland 3-1 at the Emirates, and Wenger conceded after the game that his only focus is to keep on winning and hope Leicester slip up.

“We have to keep winning games and collecting points and hope that Leicester slip up,” Wenger responded when quizzed on his side’s title hopes.

Leicester’s run of form has been nothing short of marvellous and with just one league defeat in 15, observers and pundits are now beginning to take them very seriously.

Claudio Raniero’s side’s latest victory was a masterclass in counterattacking football, absorbing plenty of Swansea pressure ad hitting the hosts hard and fast on the break.

The statistics read that Leicester enjoyed just a little over 30% of the possession at one stage, yet it’s what they do with the ball that ultimately counts and nobody can deny their talents.

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez possess such quality up front, and their blistering pace hurt Swansea all afternoon as they found pockets of space and got in behind the defence.

Arsenal are currently the only team to defeat Leicester in the league, a 5-2 result at the King Power Stadium which now looks all the more impressive.

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