English Premier League: Leicester City vs Arsenal: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Arteta on Arsenal sickness, Ben White and Leicester City

Mikel Arteta gives an update on the health of some of his squad after a sickness bug and if Ben White will be fit for their match against Leicester City.

Leicester City vs Arsenal: Line-ups

Leicester City


Both Sides Capable of Winning


The green ticks are finally arriving for Brendan Rodgers and Leicester after a challenging start to the 2021-22 campaign, although they became the latest side who were forced to do it the hard way at the Brentford Community Stadium last weekend.


Now unbeaten in four Premier League games – taking eight points from a possible 12 in that hot streak – Leicester find themselves ninth in the table after nine matches, above this weekend’s visitors Arsenal albeit only on goal difference.


The Foxes have also scored at least two goals per game during their four-match unbeaten league run, but with Rodgers’s side also failing to keep a clean sheet in the league since the opening day of the season, Arsenal’s attackers will endeavour to take advantage.


Arteta’s side navigated the month of September unbeaten in the top flight and will aim to repeat that trick in August, as a tally of 14 points taken from the last 18 on offer has seen them rise to 10th in the rankings, but they can only boast one goal away from home all season.


However, Arsenal have emerged victorious from their last two trips to the King Power – winning 3-1 in this Premier League fixture last term – but Leicester have claimed four top-flight wins of their own against the Gunners since 2018.

DPP Verdict

One may side with a Leicester win had Ndidi and Fofana both been available, but the Foxes are gaining momentum nonetheless and have had no problem producing prolific performances in recent weeks. However, Arteta will hope to see his 4-4-2 work to great effect once again for the in-form Gunners, and we just cannot split the two sides on this occasion and are backing them both to continue their unbeaten runs with an entertaining draw.