Arsenal vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal will be looking to continue their momentum run form when they host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Arsenal will be aiming to move into sixth place in the Premier League table by extend their winning run to five games in all competitions when face Leicester City at Emirates on Matchday 34 this Tuesday night.

After a dismal start to the final phase of the campaign last month with two back-to-back defeat, Gunners become one of the most in-form teams in the Premier League, with their run of three consecutive win in the league helping them sustain their challenge for a Europa League finish.

Their latest defeated Wolves 2-0 away from home this weekend, move Mikel Arteta’s side within three points of the Midlands outfit, who in the sixth in the table. A win on Tuesday, with a margin of two goals or more, could see the Gunners move past Wolves and strengthen their chances of securing European football for the next season.

However, Mikel Arteta’s men will face a stern test from the Foxes, who are battling to hold on to their third spot in the standings.

The Foxes have been one of the most underperforming teams since the restart of campaign last month, failing to register a victory in their first four matches in all competitions.

However, they were able to snap that poor run last weekend, beating Crystal Palace 3-0. With both Chelsea and Manchester United breathing down their necks, Brendan Rodgers & co. cannot afford a slip-up in the remaining matches.

The reverse fixture, played at the King Power Stadium in November last year, ended 2-0 in favour of Leicester, with goals coming Jamie Vardy and James Maddison. And ahead of their latest meeting tonight at Emirates stadium, Sportarena takes a closer look at both the teams.

Team News & Tactics

Arsenal

Mikel Arteta does not have any fresh injury concerns hampering his preparations ahead of the visit of Leicester City. On Tuesday night Gunners manager will without five first-team players with Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli, Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers and Mesut Ozil, who struggle with back injury.

Nicolas Pepe, who missed the Gunners 2-0 away win at Wolves last weekend due to the birth of his child, could be back for the content against the Foxes tonight.

Probable Lineup (3-4-3): Martinez; Sokratis, Luiz, Holding; Bellerin, Willock, Xhaka, Tierney; Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers will be sweating over the availability of two key players in James Maddison (groin) and Ben Chilwell (foot), with the duo set to undergo late fitness tests.

Ayoze Perez, too, is a doubt due to an ankle issue, although he is expected to play some part against Arsenal, but Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartey are ruled out.

Probable Lineup (3-4-1-2): Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu; Albrighton, Ndidi, Praet, Barnes; Tielemans; Vardy, Iheanacho

Key Stats

  • Arsenal are unbeaten in 22 home league games against Leicester City (W19 D3), winning each of their last 12 in a row. Only against Stoke City (13 between 1983-2018) have they had a longer winning run at home against an opposition in the top-flight.
  • Leicester City have won three of their last four league games against Arsenal (L1), as many as they had in their previous 36 against the Gunners (D10 L23). They are looking to win three consecutive league matches against Arsenal for the first time since1963.
  • Arsenal have won three consecutive Premier League games without conceding for the first time since November 2017. They last won four in a row without shipping in a goal back in May 2014.
  • Leicester City won their first Premier League game since the restart last time out against Crystal Palace. They scored more goals in the win (3) than they had in their previous three league matches combined (2).
  • Arsenal have come out on top in their last four Premier League matches, as many as they had in previous 14 at the Emirates (D6 L4).

Key Men

Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette made a major difference when coming on as a substitute against Wolverhampton Wanders last weekend.

Ever since the resumption of the campaign, Lacazette has shown terrific work-ethic and tremendous determination, especially with Eddie Nketiah pushing for a place in the first-team.

With boss Mikel Arteta likely to ring in the changes, the Frenchman could be Arsenal’s key man heading into the stern test against Leicester City.

Leicester City (Jamie Vardy)

Leicester City are undoubtedly relying on their star man Vardy to provide the goods as they look to oust Arsenal this midweek.

The English international scored a brace against Palace, simultaneously scoring his 100th goal in the Premier League on the weekend. Having already netted 21 goals this term, he is certainly the danger man for Arsenal.

Prediction

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City

Kick-off at 8.15PM

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