Arsenal vs Leicester Preview

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Arsenal will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Leicester to the Emirates on Sunday evening.

The Gunners were narrowly beaten 1-0 at Manchester City last weekend, but come into this fixture having gotten their Europa League campaign off to a winning start away at Rapid Vienna on Thursday.

Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended his mini goal drought by netting the winner as a substitute in that game, while Thomas Partey impressed on his first start for the club, having made his debut off the bench at the Etihad.

Aubameyang will be hoping to score after ending his mini goal drought on Thursday.

Leicester, meanwhile, have seen their league form drop off after an excellent start, with back-to-back defeats against West Ham and Aston Villa, though they, too, won in the Europa League in midweek.

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Date, time and venue

Arsenal vs Leicester is scheduled for a 7.15pm GMT kick-off on October 25, 2020.

The match will be behind closed doors at the Emirates Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

Team news

Arsenal will be hoping to have Willian and Dani Ceballos available after the pair missed the trip to Austria with minor injuries, while Rob Holding is out.

Leicester’s big injury concern is Jamie Vardy, so often the scourge of Arsenal, who is pushing to be fit after a calf problem that has kept him out of the Foxes last two games.

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Jamie Vardy is a doubt for the game and will be hoping to be fit in time for the game.

Gunners spirits will be lifted by Aubameyang’s midweek goal and the prospect of a home debut for Partey. Coupled with Leicester dip in league form, Mikel Arteta’s side may have just enough to secure all three points.

The two sides have met a whopping 144 times in all competitions, with Arsenal winning 67 of those games, Leicester 32 and 45 ending in draws.

They have already met once this season, with Arsenal triumphing 2-0 at the King Power in a Carabao Cup tie last month.

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