Leceister City: 10th
Head to Head
In the 12 games that have been at home, Arsenal haven’t lost to Leceister, winning 11 and drawing 1. In the past two seasons, the winning goal has been scored in stoppage time, with games being end to end.
Arsenal are the in form team in Europe in the top five leagues after eight consecutive wins in all competitions, with 6 wins in the league. Arsenal concede 1.25 goals per game, and score 2.38. Leceister however, have only won 2 of the last 5 games, with defeats against Bournemouth, Liverpool and Everton. Leceister concede 1.5, and score 1.75.
Before the international break Arsenal played arguably their best game of the season beating newly promoted Fulham 5-1 at Cavern Cottage. Lacazette and Aubamayeng scored a brace, and Aaron Ramsey scoring a goal of the season contender.
10 man Leceister lost 2-1 to Everton at home, with captain and centre back Wes Morgan getting sent off.
Player to watch out for:
For Arsenal, Lacazette is the main man so far. He has been in great form, and not just goal scoring wise. Against Fulham we saw he is the perfect number nine, who can score in tight spaces, in the box, and outside the box. However, he’s link up play is superb, and is willing to drop back deep to get the ball, and releasing the wingers early.
For Leceister, summer signing James Maddison has started the season well. He keeps their midfield ticking and quickly transitons the defence into attack. He’s got an eye for goal, great at free kicks and knows how to pick out a pass.
Injury News and Suspensions
Arsenal welcome back Mesut Ozil after recovering a back spasm and Danny Welbeck after he pulled out of the England Camp during the International week. Ainsley Maitland Niles is also back to full training.
Sokratis picked up a knock while on International duty with Greece, and will be assesed. Laurent Koscielny, Carl Jenkinson, Mavropanos and Cech remain the injured players at the club.
Leceister are without centre back Wes Morgan after picking up a suspension vs Everton. Demarai Gray is also out injured with the Foxes.
Both defenses have been shaky this season, so expect goals to be scored, however Arsenal are more clinical infront of goal. Personally, I feel Leceister are missing Mahrez’s creativity. Arsenal are a team in confidence are in great form, however the defence still scares me. Going for 3-1 win to the Arsenal.