Leicester City were felled twice by Arsenal last season but Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri has been all smiles and confidence in his pre-match comments.
Arsenal finished second to 2015-16 English Premier League champions Leicester City last season, and were the only side to do the double over the Foxes.
However, despite last season’s record and last weekends wake up call against Hull City, Ranieri believes his side are well prepared for the Gunners on Saturday.
Speaking to the press ahead of the match as quoted by Leicester City’s official site, the veteran manager paid tribute to his opponents and manager Arsene Wenger:
"“We lost twice [to Arsenal last season] and we know it is a very good team with a good manager, but we are ready and we will try to do our best.We have to try and find the right solution to beat them.”"
That solution is going to center greatly around how summer addition Ahmed Musa and Jamie Vardy have built their partnership and understanding up during training this week.
Both were on a different page last weekend and their pace can be a great advantage against the Gunners if they get things right.
Equally the loss of N’Golo Kante exposed the lack of understanding of Andy King and Danny Drinkwater together in midfield and link up play with the attack was non-existent.
Ranieri called for confidence and poise against Arsenal as he commented on the clubs overall performance in their loss against Liverpool last weekend:
"“I watched Arsenal’s match. They played so well the first half.In the second half they have something strange and Liverpool scored three times, but after they came back it was a very good match.For this reason, when you play against big teams like Arsenal, you have to be very, very confident.”"
Confidence for Leicester will hopefully see them take advantage of any lapse in pressure and concentration that Arsenal display and see stars Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Ahmed Musa make the Gunners pay.
The return of Robert Huth to the defense should see the back five back to normal and help the attack start to get things right once again.