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Match Preview: Leicester City vs Arsenal

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Leicester City and Arsenal lock horns in the 12th Premier League round, tomorrow evening at 18:30 (CET) at the King Power Stadium.

English football champions from 2016, Leicester City are enjoying a flying start of the 2019-20 campaign under former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Their point tally of 23 from the opening 11 rounds, has put the Foxes third in the league standings, only two points behind the title holders – Manchester City.

And, as they are preparing for a tough and exhausting battle for a top-four spot at the end of the season, Leicester City will host one of their possible contenders for the UEFA Champions League place – Arsenal.

The Gunners travel to East Midlands after four successive draws and just one win from their last six outings across all competitions.

Their boss Unai Emery, who has been a subject of criticism from Arsenal’s football legends and fans over the past few weeks desperately needs a win in order to save his job at the Emirates.

He will have to find a solution for Leicester City’s goal-hungry attack, which found the back of the net 26 times in the Foxes’ last seven outings across all competitions, an average of 3,7 goals per game.

Team news

Leicester City’s only absentee for the clash with the Gunners is Matty James, who has begun light training as he steps up his comeback from Achilles surgery.

Jamie Vardy, who was officially named Player of the Month for October will lead the Foxes attacking line, along with Ayoze Perez and James Maddison.

Spanish head coach Unai Emery will miss his compatriot Dani Ceballos for his 50th Premier League match in charge.

The 48-year-old does not have any other injury concerns before Arsenal’s trip to Leicester, although former captain Granit Xhaka could miss out again following his outburst towards the fans two weeks ago.


Leicester City will have the chance to beat Arsenal in three consecutive top-flight home matches for the first time.

The Foxes have won eight of their past 11 league matches at home, losing only once. Three points on Saturday would give them a club record-equalling fifth successive Premier League home victory.

Arsenal’s tally of 17 points is their joint-lowest after 11 matches for seven years. The Gunners have won only four of their last 18 Premier League away matches (D5, L9).

Leicester City won 12 Premier League fixtures under Brendan Rodgers, a record bettered only by Liverpool and Manchester City since his first game in charge in March.

Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals in his eight league starts against Arsenal. His tally of 19 Premier League goals in 21 games since Rodgers’ arrival is five more than anyone else during that period.