Published: Sat, November 09, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

'Unbelievable' Rodgers could 'transform' Arsenal according to Merson

'Unbelievable' Rodgers could 'transform' Arsenal according to Merson

Leicester have won eight of their last 11 home Premier League games (W8 D2 L1), including their last four in a row; the Foxes have only won five in a row once previously, doing so in May 2017 under Craig Shakespeare.

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka looks set to be on his way out of the club in the upcoming January transfer window after falling out with the fans.

- When does the transfer window reopen? He's working well, he's training well, but he said to me that he's not feeling good enough at the moment to play.

The manager said Arsenal would wait until Xhaka was in the right frame of mind to play for the club again but later indicated he could not be certain that would happen.

"We just need to play our game, stay calm and then in the final third try to be a bit more intelligent and efficient in our passing".

Emery told Xhaka on Tuesday morning he was no longer part of the Gunners' leadership group and said that Xhaka "accepted" the decision.

Left hamstring. Sustained during the Vitoria (a) match on November 6.

Xhaka apologised for the incident in the days afterwards, claiming he'd reached "boiling point" due to persistent online abuse coupled with the jeers of the Emirates faithful on the day. He is one captain and I think he can take that responsibility.

But Bruno Duarte levelled with an overhead kick after the Gunners failed to clear a cross into the box - the fourth game in a row in all competitions that Unai Emery's side has given up a lead. He was the top scorer previous year in the Premier League and also I know he needs time to take that responsibility 100 per cent.

Arsenal now sit fifth in the table - six points adrift of the top four - and Leicester could open up a nine point lead with victory at the King Power so it's vital we get a positive result to stay in touch.

Mustafi sent a header just over in the second half as Arsenal improved marginally, while Dani Ceballos hobbled off with an injury to give Emery further selection issues.

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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