June 21, 2021

Demarai Gray says Arsenal ‘were playing backwards’ against Leicester City

first_imgThe winger came off the bench in Saturday’s win over the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Leicester City winger Demarai Gray says it is a measure of how good the side are performing that they forced Arsenal to ‘play backwards’ in Saturday’s Premier League victory.The Foxes have now won five straight matches in all competitions after goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison secured a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium at the weekend.As well as piling the pressure on beleaguered Arsenal boss Unai Emery, the result also moves Leicester up to second place in the table – eight points behind leaders Liverpool. Demarai Gray says Arsenal ‘were playing backwards’ against Leicester City Second-half goals from Vardy and Maddison secured the win for Leicester (Picture: Getty)Arsenal lined up with a back three for the match – which more often looked like a back five – and Gray was keen to highlight how much more positive Leicester played than their opponents.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It was a nice win. It was a different kind of game,’ Gray told LCFC TV after the match.‘We had to be patient as they sat off us but we knew as long as we kept playing, we’d get the opportunities and Vards [Jamie Vardy] got us going.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I said on the bench at the start of the game to JJ [James Justin], “If you look at them, they’re quite deep”.‘It’s kind of a compliment as we’ve got a team like Arsenal playing backwards. Arsenal fans have criticised Emery for his tactics and decisions in recent games (Picture: Getty)‘We’re a possession team, we keep the ball and keep it moving and, as I say, we had to grind them down and we did that in the end.’On opponents adjusting to stifle Leicester, he added: ‘We know every game in this league is going to be difficult and the opposition are going to set up differently every week. I think because we are doing so well, and teams know what we’re about.’MORE: Brendan Rodgers praises Unai Emery after Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester CityMORE: Patrick Vieira issues warning to Arsenal fans who want Unai Emery sackedMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 Nov 2019 1:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link300Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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