Leicester City manager Claudio Raneiri has claimed that Arsenal have the squad to challenge for the Premier League title ahead of their clash this weekend, according to reports from the Daily Star.
Raneiri took charge of Leicester during the summer and has done brilliantly so far, with the Foxes sitting fourth on the table and are the only team unbeaten in the Premier League.
The Italian’s side currently lead weekend opponents the Gunners by two points, but Raneiri believes that Arsene Wenger’s men have more than enough quality to cause his team some trouble as well as challenge the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea for the English crown.
Ranieri said: “We are ready but Arsenal are a smart and fast team. They are fantastic, good quality and move the ball very well and very quickly. They will fight for the title, they are ready.
“Arsene Wenger can put Alexis Sanchez in goal and Petr Cech up front and Arsenal will still have a great team.
“I don’t think they have any weaknesses, but even if they did, I wouldn’t tell you.”
The former Chelsea and Juventus boss made 10 changes for their Capital One Cup clash in midweek, but despite doing so his side still beat West Ham United in extra-time to advance to the next round.
He said: “I am very pleased, we were fantastic. We changed 10 players, but they played at the same level. They’re a great group and they work very hard. I’m very happy.
“Those who played put me under pressure, but that is good. They will recover and have a positive recovery, then tomorrow I’ll check everybody and then I’ll choose the 11.”