Thu 23 February 2023 | 21:48

Rodgers hails Zinchenko and Jesus’ impact ahead of Arsenal clash

Ahead of Leicester City's Friday Premier League clash with Arsenal, the Foxes' boss hailed the impact of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko at Arsenal as well as praising Mikel Arteta for the job he's done with the Gunners' squad.

Sitting two points clear at top of the Premier League table with one game in hand, Brendan Rodgers believes Arsenal had a great season so far, praising the impact of Jesus and Zinchenko.

"I think [Arsenal have] had a fantastic season up until now,"

the Foxes head coach said. "

I think that you sensed right at the very beginning of the season when we played [them], they'd signed the two players that were a game changer for them in terms of mentality.

"When you've got the likes of Kieran Tierney on the bench – who's an outstanding player – because of Zinchenko playing, then it really shows you the quality of the squad that they have.

"But I think Zinchenko and Jesus coming in really will have helped, and given [them] that mindset. [William] Saliba coming in at the back and obviously the other players then improve, and so I think that they played very well on that day.

"Whenever we got close to them, we made mistakes, which gave them a cushion in the game. But you could see in that early part of the season that there was a good feeling around the place and that's continued through the season.

"I think Mikel [Arteta] has done a fantastic job with them, and, okay, still a long way to go – 15 games to go – but they've had a very, very good season so far."



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