Mikel Arteta pleased with the recent performances of Nicolas Pepe

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has said that he has been pleased with the performances of Nicolas Pepe since the resumption of the season. The Ivory Coast international has experienced a mixed debut campaign with the north London side but he has still contributed eight goals and eight assists from 36 appearances in all competitions.

ESPN pundit insists Nicolas Pepe needs more time at Arsenal

ESPN pundit Stewart Robson has stressed that Nicolas Pepe can’t be considered as an Arsenal flop judging by his performances during his debut campaign. The Ivory Coast international joined the Gunners in a club-record deal from Lille last summer and he has since contributed four goals and six assists from 24 league outings.

Brendan Rodgers aiming to guide Leicester City to a historical season

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has said that the Foxes have the opportunity to make it a historical season by qualifying for the Champions League. The east Midlands outfit have remained in the top-four for most of the current campaign but they have recently stumbled with just one win from the previous seven league games.

Brendan Rodgers has no interest in the Arsenal job

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has clarified that he is clearly content with the Foxes and has no reason to consider a fresh challenge. The Northern Irishman only took charge of the Foxes in February this year but he has made a drastic improvement to their fortunes that they are now regarded as genuine candidates to make the top four.

Speaking in a press conference, Rodgers was asked about the managerial vacancy at Arsenal and he happened to dismiss the speculation saying: “I think exactly the same as I always have done: it’s something that naturally happens. When you’re doing ok, people want to take you away from something that you really enjoy. If you’re not linked then it doesn’t matter. I’ve said a number of times that we’re at the beginning of something here. I’ve absolutely loved every minute since I came here and have a good relationship with the people that run the club.”

Liverpool legend believes James Maddison would be perfect for the Reds

Liverpool legend Steve McMahon believes James Maddison has the quality to make the starting lineup at a top European outfit in the future. The England Under-21 international has been a revelation for Leicester City since making the move last year and he has already contributed 10 goals and nine assists across all competitions.

Gerry Taggart praises Caglar Soyuncu’s performances

Former Leicester City defender Gerry Taggart has praised the performances of Caglar Soyuncu during the opening two games of the new Premier League season. The Turkey international made the move to the Foxes from Freiburg during the 2018 summer transfer window but managed just eight appearances across all competitions.

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Former Leicester City defender Danny Simpson believes Harry Maguire can instantly become a success at either Manchester United or Manchester City. The England international has been an impressive performer for the Foxes in the past two seasons and he has now been touted to take up a bigger challenge in the Premier League.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Simpson said that he is not surprised with the interest from the likes of United and City for Maguire, given the centre-back has the credentials to play at the highest level, he told: “I'm not surprised that [Manchester] United and [Manchester] City are in for him. For me he's one of the best defenders. He's a top lad and he's only going to get better. He's improving, he's a leader and he can be wherever he wants to be. The way he brings the ball out from the back and organises everyone is quality. He wants to go all the way to the top and I think if he does go to one of those two teams, he'll kick on straight away and take it in his stride.”

Brendan Rodgers reveals Leicester City’s transfer plans for the summer

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has acknowledged that the club will surely spend in the transfer market at the end of the season. The east Midlands outfit are currently on course for a top half finish under Rodgers but the emphasis remains on bettering the team’s performances such that they can make the push for the European places.

Speaking in a press conference, the former Celtic boss acknowledged that his team will spend on new recruits during the summer, but they won’t have the luxury of mega-spending budget unlike the elite Premier League sides, he said: “Leicester will be in a certain market for a player. It is different to the top clubs, but our job is to find that talent earlier and if they are affordable and available, can we get them in, then see them grow and improve with us. That is our market and there is various aspects to signing a player, you may have watched them in training. You will have watched them in games of course. Then if you get permission you can speak to the player and get a good feel.”

Brendan Rodgers unconcerned with transfer interest in Youri Tielemans

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he is unconcerned with the ongoing speculation regarding the future of midfielder Youri Tielemans. The Belgium international joined the Foxes on a short-term loan from AS Monaco in January, and he has since been a huge success with two goals and three assists for the Foxes from just eight league appearances.

Owing to this, there has been the speculation that the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur could lodge potential bids to pursue the Belgian footballer, but Rodgers is unperturbed regarding the transfer situation of the playmaker, he said: “I haven’t really thought about it much to be honest, I just enjoy working with players and we will see what we can organise at the end of the season. In the meantime I want to help him improve. Not really, no (it doesn't make him more difficult to sign). It is not my job.

Jonny Evans believes Kolo Toure can improve Leicester City’s defensive showing

Leicester City defender Jonny Evans believes Kolo Toure can help the team improve on their defensive performances on the playing field. The ex-Ivory Coast international joined the Hoops as part of the backroom staff alongside Brendan Rodgers and this has certainly contributed in an upturn in fortunes for the east Midlands outfit.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Evans acknowledged that Toure could have a key impact on the defensive proceedings on the field, given his prior experience of playing for some of Premier League’s elite. He added that the team must need to manage games with their recent tendency to concede early goals and hopefully, Toure can give the team with much-needed encouragement.