Ndidi wasn’t ready for Arsenal game – Rodgers

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers in his post-match interview opens up on why Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi did not feature in the club’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the English Premier League at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Foxes have the fourth-worst defensive record in the EPL having conceded seven goals after ten matches.

Leicester woeful performance has been partly due to the absence of his reliable midfielder who last featured for the club on September 25 and was expected to be out until mid-November but returned to training this week.

Ndidi was named in the matchday squad against the Gunners and while many fans expected him to get some minutes, the 24-year-old did not get to feature as his team suffered yet another defeat at home.

Speaking after the game Rodgers believed that the return of Ndidi would make the defence stronger but said the Nigerian was not ready for the Arsenal clash.

Reliable holding midfielder Ndidi can make the Foxes defence stronger when he returns to the starting lineup.

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“Hopefully, he’s just trained this week. He was one that if we were needing him for fifteen to twenty minutes maximum, that was our plan for today,” Rodgers said when asked if the potential return of Ndidi to the starting XI can make the Leicester defence stronger.

“But obviously we are chasing the game so there wasn’t that need to put him on.

“It’s great to have him back and available and we’ll see how his fitness looks over the coming days.”

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