Arsene Wenger & Ranieri’s Reaction to Arsenal’s Victory Over Leicester City (READ)
Arsenal have defeated Leicester City 2 – 1 to close the gap at the top to two points.
Here’s what both managers have to say about the game:
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger talking to BBC Sport: “The effort, energy, intensity was all good. Leicester defended very well but we had bad luck to be 1-0 down at half-time. We were relentless after that – we should have scored more goals.
“Mesut Ozil was fouled in the build up to Leicester’s goal and the penalty looked very harsh. I’ll have to look again but it didn’t look like one.”
“It was a pivotal moment today because the mathematics meant it could be eight points or it could be two points. That is a great change.
“There’s a long way to go, we play a lot of big teams. But we had a bad spell where we couldn’t win for four games and have now won two on the bounce. We have come out of that bad spell and still have a good chance.”
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri talking to Sky Sports: “It was a fantastic match, very fast. I don’t know if in a normal match that our two yellows cards was a sending off. They were normal fouls, but not yellow cards. I think the referee was too severe to us for the sending-off. 11 v 11, I’m sure we win the match. The match was full of fouls so why send off a player? Come on.
“We know Arsenal are a fantastic team, they move the ball quickly and have skill, but we had to concentrate. We tried to counter attack and we controlled the match very well.
“They scored with the last chance – they were smarter than us.
“We are still top of the table, got two points more – we must carry on and smile. We lost to our opponents – we must say well done.”