Jamie Vardy is having the time of his life right now at Leicester City and it appears that’s how he intends to carry on when the Foxes visit the Emirates on Sunday.
The striker, who’s scored 18 goals and assisted seven in 25 Premier League appearances so far this season (!), admitted ahead of our clash that at the moment, they’re just enjoying the ride.
“We’re just enjoying it aren’t we? We’re just enjoying the ride,” he said at a FIFA 16 event.
“If you start thinking about it too much it’s going to affect you, it’s as simple as that.
“We’ll just continue to do exactly the same thing we’ve done all season.
“They’re (Arsenal) up there, we’re up there, (Manchester) City are, Tottenham, Manchester United might be 10 points adrift but the way this season’s going those 10 points can be picked up quickly.
“We’ll just take every game as it comes, knuckle down and hopefully keep picking points up.”
I think this is why, as frustrating as it is in terms of Arsenal’s title hopes, no one really begrudges Leicester their league position. They’ve worked for it, have been the most consistent and generally blown everyone away. Plus, they aren’t trying to claim they’re going to win the title or even come in the top four – they’re just having a ball and seeing where it takes them.
In addition, the former Fleetwood Town man admitted that, despite losing 5-2 to us during our last encounter, Leicester have the ammunition to hurt us.
“No doubt it will be tough (against Arsenal), we know the players they’ve got are world class but although we lost 5-2 when we played them last time we did show that we can hurt them,” Vardy continued.
“I think it’ll be a matter of us tightening up a bit defensively which, as we’ve seen, we’ve kept a lot of clean sheets recently.
“It’s going to be a good, entertaining game.”
I can’t help but imagine how Leicester City fans are feeling right now; they must be loving life.