Ian Wright uses Nottingham Forest to send Leicester fans a strong message

Leicester City

Can Leicester City beat Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United to the Premier League title this season?

Arsenal legend Ian Wright said on the BBC 5 live 606 on Sunday evening (December 6) that Leicester City fans should keep on dreaming about winning the Premier League title this season.

Leicester are two points clear of second-place Arsenal in pole position, with Manchester City and Manchester United third and fourth respectively.

While the Foxes have picked up 32 points from 15 matches, the Gunners, City and United have collected 30, 29 and 29 points respectively.

Former Arsenal striker Wright believes that Claudio Ranieri’s side are very much in the race for the Premier League title race.

The former England international has used the example of Nottingham Forest to suggest that Leicester can pull off a big surprise this season.

“If you are not going to dream about winning the Premier League, and talking about being a realist, be a realist if you are out of it,” said Wright on BBC 5 live 606 on Sunday evening (December 6). “You are not out of it!”

“I was watching ‘I believe in Miracles’ the other day when Brian Clough came up with Nottingham Forest. Then they won the league, then they won the Champions League, then they retained it,” added the former Crystal Palace star, who played on loan for Forest in 1999.

“Would you think that Nottingham Forest fans when they were in the Second Division would have thought that three years later that would have happened? Anything can happen in football.”

Forest may be playing in the Championship at the moment, but less than 40 years ago they were winning the European Cup.

Brian Clough took charge of the Reds in January 1975 when the club were in the Second Division of English football. The legendary manager got Forest back to the First Division and won the title in 1978.

Forest won the European Cup in 1979 and 1980, as well as the League Cup on four occasions under Clough.

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