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

Flicks and tricks in training as Arsenal prepare for Leicester

Check out the latest Arsenal training session before the Gunners face Leicester City on March 13, 2022.


Arsenal vs Leicester City: Line-ups

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Leicester City

In-form Arsenal to Succeed

#1

The Gunners remain in fourth place at the time of writing but will likely have dropped down a place before kickoff with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur facing off on Saturday, but knowing that at least one of their top-four rivals will drop points can only be a good thing.

#2

Written off by many in the top-four race before the season began, Arsenal have now strung together a four-game winning streak in the Premier League – averaging two goals per game in that stretch – but Arteta was less than happy after the Watford win as his side once again won by just a one-goal margin.

#3

Not since the Boxing Day thumping of Norwich City have Arsenal won by more, but a tally of 25 points from their last 10 games is the joint-highest in the league behind Manchester City, and only the champions and Liverpool have performed better at home than the optimistic Gunners this term.

#4

Failure to collect silverware or qualify for Europe will no doubt go down as a disappointing season for an injury-hit Leicester, who have won just one of their last seven top-flight matches away from home and may seek to prioritise European success amid their dismal domestic fortunes.

#5

Rodgers did steer his side to a 1-0 win at the Emirates last term, but Arsenal prevailed 2-0 at the King Power back in October – thanks in no small part to the heroics of Aaron Ramsdale – and the absence of Arsenal’s nemesis Jamie Vardy will play right into the hosts’ hands.

DPP Verdict

Leicester could very well have conceded at least one or two to Leeds on another day, and a fatigued Foxes without Vardy facing his favourite opponent cannot expect much at the fortress that is the Emirates. Smith Rowe’s expected return will only add to Arsenal’s cutting edge – not that they needed it against Watford – and Arteta’s in-form crop should prevail with minimal difficulty.