Gabriel Jesus and stars get ready for Leicester
Take a look at Arsenal’s final training session before facing Leicester in August 2022.
Arsenal vs Leicester City: Line-ups
Arsenal Primed for Victory
Arsenal ended the 2021-22 season with three consecutive home wins against Manchester United, Leeds United and Everton – albeit without a single clean sheet from any of those matches – and it has been over 50 years since the Gunners claimed back-to-back wins with back-to-back clean sheets at the start of a top-flight season.
Arteta has affirmed that his side are still hoping to be active in the transfer market before the window closes, but the core of the current Arsenal crop ought to feel confident of getting the job done against a Leicester side whose summer business has been virtually non-existent.
Brendan Rodgers has hinted that his side’s lack of incomings has been down to those higher up rather than his managerial decisions, and the priority for the next few weeks will likely be warding off interest in James Maddison, Wesley Fofana and Youri Tielemans.
Leicester’s unbeaten run in the Premier League does now stand at five matches, but they only picked up four league wins away from home in the entirety of the 2021-22 season, and their only clean sheet on the road came against relegated Burnley back in March.
That dismal away run includes a 2-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates back in March after the Gunners had previously won by the same scoreline at the King Power in October, and the Foxes’ 35 away defeats to Arsenal is the most they have suffered against a single top-flight side.
With Saliba and Zinchenko providing some added steel to the Arsenal defence, the Gunners are well-placed to put another three points on the board this weekend, especially if Arteta has every single one of his players available. Leicester’s inability to keep clean sheets on the road has been well-documented for over 12 months now, and we can envisage another two-goal success for Arteta’s side in front of their own fans.