Arsenal welcome Leicester City to the Emirates Stadium later tonight in an affair that will play a key role in deciding who qualify for next season’s Champions League competition.
Though both sides recorded a comfortable victory in their last Premier league match, the Gunners are arguably in a better form as we speak.
Mikel Arteta’s men have been defeated once since the restart of the League in May. They recorded three wins and one defeat in their last four games.
On the contrary, Leicester City have been struggling for form having registered just one victory from the same number of matches.
However, Brendan Rodgers’ men were ruthless in front of goal during their 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace in one of weekend’s League matches.
The Foxes’ impressive result and their overall display at the Selhurst Park means the King Power outfit are back in contention for Champions League’s qualifying spot.
This leaves the Gunners with no option but to take their opponents very serious as there is no room for errors or complacency.
Players To Watch Out For
1. Bukayo Saka
I’m sure everyone will be shocked if Bukayo Saka’s name isn’t first on the list.
The 18-year-old is having a great breakout campaign under Arteta and he is certainly one player to keep an eye on during the encounter.
He scored his first Premier League goal during their 2-0 victory over Wolves during the weekend.
His versatility and impressive crossing technique makes him a very crucial asset in Arteta’s team.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another player from the North London club who is capable of winning the encounter for the home team.
The Gabonese international is yet to sign a new contract as he is reportedly waiting to see if the team will qualify for any European competition.
He is capable of wrecking havoc to any team in the world and Leicester City defenders should be ready for a very busy day.
1. Wilfred Ndidi
Though the Nigerian didn’t find the back of the net against the Eagles, his presence at the middle of the park was obvious for everyone to see.
Ndidi needs no introduction and his defensive ability will make life tough for the Gunners later tonight.
2. Jamie Vardy
Vardy, who scored a brace against Crystal Palace, is somewhat back to his form and Arsenal might struggle to withstand his power and pace later tonight.
Having reached his 100 Premier League goal mark, the Englishman is full of confidence and he might add to his tally tonight.
Arsenal provisional squad:
Martinez, Macey, Bellerin, Soares, Sokratis, Luiz, Holding, Mustafi,
Kolasinac, Tierney, Xhaka, Torreira, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Willock, Nelson, Pepe, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah, Saka.
Leicester provisional squad
Schmeichel, Ward, Justin, Evans, Chilwell, Fuchs, Soyuncu, Bennett, Morgan, Barnes, Tielemans, Mendy, Perez, Maddison, Ndidi, Choudhury, Praet, Albright on, Gray, Iheanacho, Vardy.
Judging by their respective results in the last round of fixtures, Leicester City should have an upper hand.
However, Arsenal’s form can’t be ignored. Hence, we are predicting a 2-2 scoreline as both side are likely to settle for a draw.