‘You cannot rule them out’… Arsenal boss sees Leicester as genuine title threat

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is adamant that Leicester City are genuine title contenders following their terrific start to the Premier League season.

The Foxes currently top the table after 13 games and could extend their one point lead at the summit over Manchester United by beating Louis van Gaal’s men on Saturday evening.

Leicester’s rise has been nothing short of incredible considering that they were relegation candidates for much of 2014/15 and replaced Nigel Person with Claudio Ranieri in the dugout over the summer.

Results at the King Power Stadium owe much to the form of ‘10 goals in 10 games’ striker Jamie Vardy, while 2014 signing Riyad Mahrez has been, arguably, the top performer in the league this term.

Arsenal are considered to be among the favourites to lift this season’s title, and Wenger claims that, despite the doubters, he sees Leicester as candidates alongside his Gunners:

“Of course, you cannot rule them [Leicester] out,” he is quoted by the Irish Independent.

“Mathematically, you cannot rule Chelsea out. Even the bottom teams are in it. It is so difficult. It is so tight and I don’t even look at the league anymore because it is very, very tight.

“Last week as you said, we had a bad result against West Brom and so did Manchester City (against Liverpool) so it compacted the whole table.”

Arsenal are the only side to have beaten Ranieri’s Leicester in league action so far in 2015/16.