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Arsenal vs. Leicester City

90min: Arsenal host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening, with the Gunners hoping to make it five wins in a row in all competitions.

Mikel Arteta’s side have been buoyed by their recent victory over Champions League hopefuls Wolverhampton Wanderers, while their 2-1 victory over Sheffield United last week saw them through to the FA Cup semi-finals.

As for the Foxes, their wretched run of form of late came to an end with a much-needed 3-0 home triumph over Crystal Palace, a game which saw forward Jamie Vardy reach a milestone of 100 Premier League goals.

The visitors’ recent form has somewhat opened the door for the chasing pack below them, yet a victory – and a league double – over the Gunners would go a long way to stabilising their European prospects.

Team News

Arsenal will perhaps be keen to field a similar starting XI to the one which conquered Wolves, although Alexandre Lacazette could earn a recall after his goal from off the bench on Saturday. As for absentees, the Gunners will again be without Calum Chambers, Bernd Leno, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli, while Mesut Ozil is likely to continue his spell on the sidelines – although Nicolas Pepe should be back after missing Saturday’s game when his wife went into labour.

As for the away side, Brendan Rodgers has a few issues to contend with following their victory over Palace at the weekend. Defender Ben Chilwell was forced off at half time with an Achilles issue, while midfielder Ayoze Perez was also substituted after receiving a knock to his ankle. One other major doubt for Tuesday’s fixture will be James Maddison, who sat out the clash with the Eagles due to a continued hip problem.

Predicted Lineups
Arsenal: Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz, Holding; Cedric, Xhaka, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles; Aubameyang, Saka, Lacazette.

Leicester: Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Barnes; Iheanacho, Vardy.

Recent Form
The hosts made a worrying return to competitive action with defeats to both Manchester City and Brighton, but a switch to a back three has offered some much-needed stability at the back, with Arteta’s men claiming four wins in a row.

The most recent victory over Wolves was a real marker of Arsenal’s revival under the Spaniard, while versatile youngster Bukayo Saka also grabbed a thoroughly deserved first Premier League goal with a neat finish.

As for Leicester, their home victory on Saturday was their first since the restart, having previously continued their poor run of results in 2020. It is testament to their early season form that they remain where they are in the table, but the Foxes will no doubt be keen to get back to winning ways as the race for a top-four spot heats up.

Here’s a look at both sides’ last five competitive fixtures:

Arsenal

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Arsenal (4/7)
Arsenal 4-0 Norwich City (1/7)
Sheffield United 1-2 Arsenal (28/6)
Southampton 0-2 Arsenal (25/6)
Brighton 2-1 Arsenal (20/6)

Leicester City

Leicester City 3-0 Crystal Palace (4/7)
Everton 2-1 Leicester City (1/7)
Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea (28/6)
Leicester City 0-0 Brighton (23/6)
Watford 1-1 Leicester City (20/6)

Prediction
Although Leicester recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over the Gunners earlier this season, the recent inconsistent form of both sides makes this an exceptionally difficult game to call.

With Chelsea and Manchester United both keen for the Foxes to slip up, the pressure will be on to deliver a result against an Arsenal side who have European ambitions of their own.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-2 Leicester City

Source: Published by 90min

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Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
1 month ago

Hard match

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
1 month ago

Tough game but arsenal win

Solomon Samuel Solomon
Solomon Samuel Solomon
1 month ago

Vary will perform wonders arsenal will loss mark my words 2:1

Chidimma queen
Chidimma queen
1 month ago

Not an easy oneoooo

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

The match will be very tough but Leicester city will get 3 point

Ogbeche peter
Ogbeche peter
1 month ago

Arsenal will win

Nice eze ngozi blessings
Nice eze ngozi blessings
1 month ago

Sure game but arsenal fit lose

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
1 month ago

Leicester is winning

Hassan Abdullahi Adoyi
Hassan Abdullahi Adoyi
1 month ago

Though match

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
1 month ago

tough match

Ademola micheal
Ademola micheal
1 month ago

Arsenal to win 3-1

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
1 month ago

I support Arsenal

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

Leicester city will beat arsenal 2-1

Okonjo eluemuno Michael
Okonjo eluemuno Michael
1 month ago

Arsenal to win.

Chiemerie nnam
Chiemerie nnam
1 month ago

That will be a terrible match

Sanusi Maryam
Sanusi Maryam
1 month ago

Hmmmm, sure game.

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
1 month ago

Arsenal to win

Tobi Samuel
Tobi Samuel
1 month ago

Arsenal won

Mirianjacy
Mirianjacy
1 month ago

Not easy

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

Its going to b a difficult match for arsenal

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
1 month ago

It gonna be a wonderful match

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

This match will be tough

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
1 month ago

Okay

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
1 month ago

Leicester will do all to win

Daniel Ladidi
Daniel Ladidi
1 month ago

Tough game

Abdullah gbolahan
Abdullah gbolahan
1 month ago

I vote for Leicester

Osita
Osita
1 month ago

Interesting

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
1 month ago

Tough game

Joshua Samson
Joshua Samson
1 month ago

this match will be terrible and leceister city might win

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
1 month ago

Though game

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

The match is going to be a tough one

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

Unpredictable

Edoja Jessica
Edoja Jessica
1 month ago

Tough match

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
1 month ago

Tough match

Edoja Jessica
Edoja Jessica
1 month ago

Liecester will win

Samuel
Samuel
1 month ago

Arsenal to loss

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
1 month ago

Nice

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
1 month ago

Arsenal will win

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
1 month ago

It will be interesting

EMEKA NWANKWOALA
EMEKA NWANKWOALA
1 month ago

Arsenal is a winner.

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
1 month ago

Cool match

mmuotoo chibuike peter
mmuotoo chibuike peter
1 month ago

This match go strong oo

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

I suppose Arsenal to win

godwin emetu
godwin emetu
1 month ago

Yes, tough match

Oluwatimilehin olakunle
Oluwatimilehin olakunle
1 month ago

Difficult game but Leicester win

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
1 month ago

Tough game

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
1 month ago

Arsenal will win

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
1 month ago

This is going to be an interesting match

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
1 month ago

The game is going to be tough

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
1 month ago

Hmm interesting .