Leicester City vs. Arsenal: Premier League – Match Preview

Leicester City entertain Arsenal in the first Premier League game of the weekend, as both look to close in on the European places.

Leicester edged past Brentford last weekend, with Youri Tielemans scoring another superb goal in the 2-1 victory.

They needed penalties to get past Brighton in the Carabao Cup midweek though, despite twice leading in an entertaining tie.

Arsenal were too strong for Leeds in the same competition, with Calum Chambers scoring moments after coming on as a substitute.

The Gunners kick started the previous Premier League round as well, easing past Aston Villa 3-1, with Emile Smith Rowe the star of the show.

Premier League form: Leicester City W2 D2 L1; Arsenal W3 D2 L0
Premier League top scorers
Leicester City – Jamie Vardy 7 goals

Arsenal – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang 4 goals

Match history
Both sides won the away fixture last season, with Arsenal earning a surprise 3-1 win at the King Power.

Jamie Vardy scored the only goal in the reverse fixture as Leicester earned a first away win at the Gunners since 1973.

Last five Premier League meetings
Leicester City 1 Arsenal 3 – 28/02/21
Arsenal 0 Leicester City 1 – 25/10/20
Arsenal 1 Leicester City 1 – 07/07/20
Leicester City 2 Arsenal 0 – 09/11/19
Leicester City 3 Arsenal 0 – 28/04/19

Team news
Vardy is a doubt for the hosts, having lasted just 45 minutes in the win over Brentford with a knee issue.

James Justin has returned to training; however is set to miss out for Leicester, who will also be without Wilfried Ndidi.

There has been a sickness bug going around at Arsenal this week with Pablo Mari, Ben White, Kieran Tierney and Martin Odegaard all effected.

Granit Xhaka is though the only confirmed absentee.

Expected starting XI’s
Leicester City (3-5-2): Schmeichel; Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu; Pereira, Soumare, Maddison, Tielemans, Castagne; Vardy, Iheanacho
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Partey, Lokonga; Saka, Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang; Lacazette


Result: Draw
Both sides are enjoying decent unbeaten streaks and there could be little to split them

Correct Score: 1-1
Leicester are without a clean sheet since the opening day of the season and a 1-1 draw looks a good bet

Anytime Goalscorer: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang is starting to find form and has scored four in his last six Premier League matches

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