Ending Leicester’s unbeaten start to the season at the King Power Stadium back in September, there was very little fanfare for Arsenal’s 5-2 win.
Now, almost five months on, the Foxes are top of the Premier League table and the sides are about to meet each other once again. If Arsenal pick up the same result this time around, it will be considered as a huge victory.
Claudio Ranieri’s men have shockingly emerged as favourites for the Premier League title, so it’s no surprise that the result now would have a far bigger impact than it did just under two months into the season, despite Leicester’s good start.
“At the time every thought that was normal,” Wenger said on Friday. Facing the press ahead of the game, he appeared to be in a relaxed mood just 48 hours before a season-defining game.
“Today with the distance you realise it was a great game from our side.”
Only Liverpool have managed to beat Leicester since then, and Arsenal remain the only side to beat the Foxes away from home this season. Currently five points behind Sunday’s opponents, beating them again would be absolutely huge for the title race.
Arsenal have suffered a slight blip through January and the start of February but were back to winning ways against Bournemouth last weekend. Another win is crucial, and this one would receive the proper acclaim.