Leicester winger Gray slams Arsenal approach: 'Playing backwards'
- Leicester City 2-0 Arsenal.
- The Foxes' player Demarai Gray relishes the victory.
- The 23-year-old has noticed that the Gunners were forced to sit deep by Brendan Rodgers' side.
"It was a nice win," he is quoted by Metro. "It was a different kind of game. 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.
"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. 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."
Arsenal surely did not impress in the game at the King Power Stadium. The fans were fuming after the clash, while the Gunners' legend Ian Wright expressed his anger on Twitter: "One shot on target tonight!! Two wins in 10 in the league. No definitive style or plan. Negative goal difference. No improvement in the defence. Not creating anything."
Earlier, former Spurs player Jermaine Jenas took a dig against Arsenal approach against Leicester: "When they did have the ball going forward, they had no confidence. They played negative, going back, back, sideways, it was like they were waiting to have the ball taken off them."
After the game, coach Unai Emery said: "We can be disappointed but the attitude of the players, they did the gameplan. In the second half we created some chances and when they scored we lost that opportunity."