Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Leicester Are Now Favourites - Wenger; PREMIER LEAGUE

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Leicester Are Now Favourites - Wenger; PREMIER LEAGUE

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ARSENE Wenger believes Arsenal and Leicester are set for a "very big" clash at the Emirates next Sunday after the title contenders both won over the weekend.

The Gunners ended a slump of four Premier League matches without a win at Bournemouth, easing to a 2-0 victory thanks to Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half strikes.

Having been top at the turn of the year, victory at the Vitality Stadium takes Wenger's side to within five points of current leaders Leicester - who stunned Manchester City with a 3-1 success at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Wenger admits they arrive in north London as favourites for the crown. "Look, in one week Leicester has beaten Liverpool and Man City," Wenger said.

"So that means suddenly they become the favourite in the league. That makes our game on Sunday a very big one.

"I think we needed to win the game. I do not want to be too dramatic with making statements. A football game away from home in the Premier League for anybody is difficult to win. …

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