The Gunners are hosting Leicester City this afternoon at Emirate stadium where both teams are expected to display their best performances on the pitch, in a season that seems to be throwing up odd results as a matter of course, it’s hard to predict how this encounter will go. Let’s go ahead and discuss Arsenal vs Leicester City preview in details.
Arsenal and Leicester City have won three of their first five matches and Leicester are currently fifth, a place ahead of Arsenal, who are below the Foxes owing to an inferior goal difference.
Arteta side were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City last week and Leicester City were defeated 1-0 by Aston Villa at home. Brendan Rodgers’ men had been flying until West Ham visited them at the King Power Stadium and dealt them a shock 3-0 defeat.
Both Arsenal and Leicester City featured in the UEFA Europa League midweek and registered victories. Arsenal won 1-2 against Rapid Wien thanks to goals from David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang whereas Leicester City got the better of Zorya Luhansk by putting three goals past them.
In 2020, Arsenal are yet to be defeated at the Emirates and have won nine of their 11 home games so far. Leicester City haven’t won away against Arsenal since 1973.
As such, the Gunners will be smacking their lips ahead of Sunday’s encounter. Leicester maybe missing a few of their key players like Soyuncu and Ndidi, but the return of Vardy to their team is massive and with him having scored ten goals in his last 11 games against Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Leicester City: Head-to-Head & Preview
Arsenal and Leicester City have met a total of 144 times, where Arsenal have won 67 of those games while Leicester City have won 32 and 45 games have ended in draws. The last time the Gunners took on the Foxes was in the Carabao Cup in September and Arsenal won the game 2-0.
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What is it?
Arsenal host Leicester City in an eagerly anticipated Premier League game.
When is it?
The game is on Sunday, October 25.
Arsenal vs Leicester City Predicted Lineups
Arsenal predicted XI; 3-4-3
Goalkeeper – Bernd Leno
Defenders – Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney,
Midfielders – Dani Ceballos, Thomas Partey, Bukayo Saka.
Attackers – Willian, Alexandre Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Leicester City predicted XI: 4-1-4-1
Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel
Defenders – Timothy Castagne, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Justin, Mendy,
Midfielder – Ayoze Perez, James Maddison, Praet, Harvey Barnes
Attacker – Jamie Vardy
Arsenal vs Leicester Prediction
Leicester City have a dreadful away record against Arsenal. Though Jamie Vardy’s return will give them a significant boost, they come to Emirates on the back of two successive defeats against West Ham and Aston Villa. Arsenal have only lost against Liverpool and Manchester City.
Prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City