Leicester City Secure Clean Sheet
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri reckons that the club are back to their best after managing a 0-0 draw with Arsenal. This was only their first point of the season after having been beaten on the opening day by newly promoted Hull City.
It was a major shock as Leicester were expected to comfortably win the game given the opposition’s troubles on and off the field. Leicester clearly missed the experience of German defender Robert Huth at the back. The German was unavailable for the opening game since he was serving a suspension picked up from last season.
Now that the suspension has been completed, Ranieri was able to pick him in the starting lineup. Even though the game did not bring about three points, it was the first clean sheet of the campaign. Teams often build from a solid base at the back and this is especially true of Leicester City. Ranieri says that he is confident that performances will improve going forward and results will come. The club could have easily won the game against Arsenal had it not been for a poor refereeing performance by Mark Clattenburg, who waved off strong penalty appeals by the home team.
The foul on Drinkwater was especially the strongest and appeared to be a clear spot kick. “We are slowly getting better. We pressed during the whole match, and we are very close to achieving 100 per cent. I’m very happy for this reason. I watched the same spirit, the same squad, the same shape, the same strength. We played as a team and as a unit – I’m very happy. Proud. I watched our spirit and it was a very good performance. I am very happy against a very good team. Last season we lost twice against them and conceded five goals,” said Ranieri.