Arsène Wenger has praised the “very unusual way” in which Leicester City won the Premier League title.
Claudio Ranieri’s side were confirmed as champions on Monday night, having lost just three of their first 36 league matches this season - two of which were inflicted by Arsenal.
Leicester’s success comes despite them having the lowest passing accuracy and the third lowest average possession in the top flight, which, according to Wenger, makes their success particularly surprising.
"Their possession at times was not high, and their accuracy was not the best but they were strong at what they did"
“Congratulations to their chairman, to Claudio Ranieri and their players,” the boss said. “It is a remarkable achievement.
“The fact is their success is based on team spirit, and a real deep quality of their game. That makes it even more fantastic for them.
“If you look at their results, you have to say they only lost three games. That is remarkable looking at the number of competitors you have and the quality of those competitors.
“It is done in an unusual way. That gives us some food for thought as they had low possession and that is very unusual.
“Their possession at times was not high, and their accuracy was not the best but they were strong at what they did. They defended very well, they were very clinical on counter attacks and had a fantastic spirit.
“They are very efficient defensively. You have to say that it is unexpected. Will it last and is that a trend in the coming seasons? I don’t know.”
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