Arsène Wenger says his side can’t wait for Sunday’s top-of-the-table fixture against Leicester City - because “it’s the kind of game we relish”.

Arsenal have taken 10 points from four matches against the other sides in the top five so far this season, and won 5-2 at King Power Stadium back in September.

The Foxes have lost only one Premier League match since and go into Sunday’s match five points clear at the top, but Wenger believes his side will rise to the chalenge.

This is the kind of game we want - the kind of game we relish. When you play at Arsenal Football Club, that’s what you want

“What is important is to find the momentum back and that means that you win a few games,” the boss said. “After, let’s not count too much on the weakness of Leicester because they have not shown too many.

“We want to find a consistency in our results until the end of the season, because we have big game after big game now.

“What I believe is that you do not have to be a super mathematician to analyse that it is a very important game, maybe not a decisive one for the Premier League but it is not far away from that.

"The pressure is on us as well, of course. I don’t deny that but I take that in a very positive way and as an opportunity to show how strong we are.

“I think the biggest pressure in our job is to play games without pressure. This is the kind of game we want - the kind of game we relish. When you play at Arsenal Football Club, that’s what you want.

“[Leicester] are still in a position where they think they have nothing to lose. But once you are top of the league, you can also think about losing what you have.

"That is where the nerves come in a little bit. I do not know how they will respond to that."

Alexis celebrates at Leicester
Alexis celebrates at Leicester

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Nik Brumsack 12 Feb 2016