Arsenal and City were many pundits’ favourites in autumn following Chelsea’s horrendous start, yet the Foxes have remarkably maintained their superb form to lead the way with 13 games left.
Quizzed on whether he still backed City for the title, Le Tissier admits he is changing his mind for the first time this season following Leicester’s recent win at the Etihad Stadium.
“This is the first time I've changed from Manchester City. I just think that defeat to Leicester has hit them for six. They can still win it obviously but their away form is a real concern,” he explained.
“Leicester may well lose on Sunday but we've seen them bounce back well from defeats already this season, going on a 10-match unbeaten run after they were battered by Arsenal last time.”
“Then they've got nine winnable games, well eight with Southampton in there, before a tricky final three, with Manchester United and Chelsea away either side of Everton's visit.”
Leicester have surprised most this season with their excellent counter-attacking football, yet there is still a sense that teams are underestimating their ability and expecting them to fall away.
City were left exposed in their recent 3-1 home defeat to Claudio Ranieri’s side, and another Leicester win against Arsenal this weekend would put the Foxes eight points clear of their upcoming opponents.
The Gunners simply must win, though pushing too hard could see them caught out at the back.
City will arguably be hoping that this one ends all square, while their upcoming home game with Mauricio Pochettino’s men could also play a big role in the title race with the visitors also contenders.