Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat in the Premier League when they travel to face Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
Arsenal’s inconsistent run in the Premier League this season continued last week, as they fell to a 1–0 defeat at home to league leaders, Manchester City. It was the Gunner’s third defeat in their last four Premier League games – a result that leaves them in 11th place in the league table, 15 points behind Leicester.
They however showed character in the Europa League in midweek, as they secured a 3–2 win against Benfica to move into the round of 16, thanks to a late winner from Aubameyang.
That was a season-saver and Mikel Arteta will hope the victory can serve as inspiration for his boys in the Premier League this weekend.
Leicester, meanwhile, were knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday, following a 2–0 defeat to Slavia Praha. While their Europa League campaign is now over, they still have Premier League title hopes, albeit slim.
They’re tied on points with second-placed Manchester United and will look to keep the little pressure on Manchester City, who are 10 points clear at the summit.
The Foxes have been in decent form in the league, with three wins in their last four games, including a 3–1 win against Liverpool and last weekend’s 2–1 success away at Aston Villa.
An 80th-minute strike from Jamie Vardy saw the Foxes beat Arsenal in their last league meeting in October. They will fancy their chances of doing the league double over the Gunners on Sunday.
Leicester: James Maddison and James Justin will not be available. Justin has had knee surgery and has started his recovery process, while Maddison is under assessment for a groin injury.
Ayoze Perez, Wesley Fofana, Wes Morgan and Dennis Praet are all sidelined.
Arsenal: Rob Holding is nursing a head injury and may not be available for the trip to Leicester.
Leicester have dominated the pair’s recent encounters, with three wins in their last four meetings (D1). They have also been the better team in the league this season and should have enough to secure the win.
While a win is likely for the Foxes, it shouldn’t come with ease. With Aubameyang rediscovering his goalscoring form, Arsenal should have the power in attack to get on the scoresheet.
The best bet here look to be both teams scoring. You can back both teams to score.