Arsene Wenger expects Leicester City to offer his Arsenal side a “big challenge” tomorrow (Sunday) after a solid start to their top-flight return.
Nigel Pearson’s men may have accrued just one Premier League point since winning the Championship last term, but their performances have offered cause for optimism.
Having twice fought back to draw 2-2 against Everton on the opening day, Pearson’s charges held out for over an hour against title favourites Chelsea before succumbing to a 2-0 defeat.
Arsenal, on the other hand, are looking to complete the month unbeaten, having won the Community Shield, qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage and taken four points from two league games.
With a return to the Champions League for a 17th consecutive season also secured courtesy of a 1-0 aggregate win over Besiktas, Wenger is now braced for another tough test this weekend against a side buoyed by the signing of experienced midfielder Esteban Cambiasso.