Arsenal vs. Leicester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Leicester City travel to face an in-form Arsenal side looking to secure a seventh consecutive league win.

Arsenal thrashed Fulham prior to the international break, with Alexandre Lacazette scoring twice.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang came off the bench to score a brace; however Aaron Ramsey’s goal was the pick of the bunch in a 5-1 win.

Leicester City were beaten 2-1 at home by Everton, with Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring a stunning winner.

Wes Morgan received his second red card of the season in the loss, coming when the teams were tied at one a piece.

Premier League form: Arsenal W5 D0 L0; Leicester City W2 D0 L3
Premier League top scorers
Arsenal – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang & Alexandre Lacazette 4 goals each
Leicester City – James Maddison & Jamie Vardy 3 goals each

Match history
Arsenal edged a seven goal thriller in the fixture last term, with Olivier Giroud scoring a late winner for the hosts.

Arsenal have an incredible home record vs. the Foxes, winning 11 in a row on their own turf.

Last five Premier League meetings
Leicester City 3 Arsenal 1 – 09/05/18
Arsenal 4 Leicester City 3 – 11/08/17
Arsenal 1 Leicester City 0 – 26/04/17
Leicester City 0 Arsenal 0 – 20/08/16
Arsenal 2 Leicester City 1 – 14/02/16

Team news
Rob Holding looks set to continue in defence with the Greek international Sokratis a major doubt.

Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey will battle it out for the final position in the team, with Mesut Ozil set to return from a back issue.

Morgan starts the first of a two game ban, meaning Jonny Evans is likely to feature in defence.

Leicester are likely to replace Kelechi Iheanacho with a midfielder, with the Foxes opting for a more cautious approach.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal; Xhaka, Torreira; Iwobi, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Leicester City (4-5-1): Schmeichel; Amartey, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Pereira, Maddison, Ndidi, Mendy, Albrighton; Vardy

Predictions

Result: Arsenal

Correct Score: 2-1

Anytime Goalscorer: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

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