Iheancho will relish Arsenal clash

Leicester will play the Gunners this weekend and the Nigerian striker will want a starring role.

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)

One of the players who have brought Leicester City from the brink when their performances were initially spiraling was Kelechi Iheanacho. Creating chances from nothing for his teammates, scoring important goals, the Nigerian has done it all. After finally putting together a run of back to back wins for the first time in the Premier League this season, the Foxes will hope they have finally turned a corner. Central to that corner turning run was Kelechi, who fought for his place from the bench and forced his manager into changing tactics to accommodate him.

The Leicester team is a big one. Growing into a team that has to account for midweek exertions from European commitments, the recruitment drive has been top notch. They now boast of competition for places across all positions, that is even more intense across the forward line. Tying down a spot has been down to delivering excellent performances when called upon by the manager and that's exactly what the Super Eagles forward has done.

Having edged ahead of players like Harvey Barnes and Ademola Lookman, who give the team a lot more playing width, in the pecking order has been no easy feat but one that he earned by putting in the work. When big fixtures like this weekend's game against Arsenal is when the manager repays his best players with a place on the team. With 8 goal contributions to his name already this season, Kelechi will be worthy of a place and will be looking forward to having a go at Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Quizzed on his team's form and chances ahead of Saturday's game, Brendan Rodgers said; “I think it’s one where we’ve got to concentrate. We have to focus on how we’re performing. We’re not quite at the heights but we’ve regained that spirit and commitment. We’ve seen the quality in spells. We’re not playing quite to the level, but we’re returning to that, and it’s a testament to the players’ mentality that we are getting victories.”

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