Arsenal vs. Leicester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Arsenal and Leicester City kick off the 2017-18 Premier League season on Friday night at the Emirates.

The Gunners secured the Community Shield on Sunday as they beat Chelsea via a penalty shoot-out.

They have made two additions so far this summer, with Saed Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette arriving.

Leicester City still have Riyad Mahrez on their books, despite the fact he handed in a transfer request at the start of the summer.

Vincent Iborra has been their best piece of business this season, with Harry Maguire and Kelechi Iheanacho also signing.

Enhanced match odds

Arsenal to beat Leicester City: 20/1 with Betfair*

Arsenal to beat Leicester City: 20/1 with Paddy Power*

Arsenal to beat Leicester City: 25/1 with Coral*

Match history
Arsenal needed a late Robert Huth own goal to edge out Leicester City in the meeting last term.

The Gunners have an excellent record against Leicester in recent years and have won four of the six since the Foxes returned to the Premier League.

Last five Premier League meetings
Arsenal 1 Leicester City 0 – 26/04/07
Leicester City 0 Arsenal 0 – 20/08/16
Arsenal 2 Leicester City 1 – 14/02/16
Leicester City 2 Arsenal 5 – 26/09/15
Arsenal 2 Leicester City 1 – 10/02/15

Both teams to score – 4/6 with Paddy Power

Team news
Arsenal will be without the banned Laurent Koscielny, whilst both Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil are major doubts.

Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out for two weeks, meaning Alex Iwobi is set to continue.

Danny Drinkwater and fellow central midfielder Iborra have both been ruled out of the game.

Iheanacho picked up a foot injury against Gladbach and he might not be fit enough to start.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Cech’ Mustafi, Mertesacker, Holding; Bellerin, Xhaka, Elneny, Kolasinac; Welbeck, Iwobi; Lacazette
Leicester City (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Maguire, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, King, Gray; Okazaki, Vardy

Predictions

Result: Arsenal (25/1 with Coral)*

Correct Score: 2-1 (8/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Alexandre Lacazette (5/6 with Betfair)

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