Former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison suggested on the Football Tonight show on BT Sport Europe last Friday evening (February 19) that the defeat to Arsenal will not have a negative effect on Leicester City.
Leicester suffered a 2-1 loss to Arsenal away from home at the Emirates Stadium in North London on February 14.
The match looked like it was heading for a draw when England international striker Danny Welbeck popped up in injury time to score the winner.
Collison, who announced his retirement from football earlier this month, does not believe that the loss will derail Leicester’s season.
“Nah,” said the former Wales international midfielder on the Football Tonight show on BT Sport Europe last Friday evening (February 19) when asked if the defeat to Arsenal means an end to Leicester’s title challenge.
“I think they have had a nice week to relax. I think all neutrals want Leicester to do it. They have been great for the Premier League this season. With 12 games to go, hopefully they can do it.”
Despite the defeat to Arsenal, Leicester are two points clear at the top of the Premier League table at the moment.
Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester City are all hot on their heels, and it will be interesting to see how the Foxes react to the loss.
Claudio Ranieri’s side, who were not in action this weekend, will take on relegation candidates Norwich City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.