Arsenal v Leicester City: Premier League Match Preview

Arsenal host Leicester City in their Premier League encounter at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow night (8.15pm kick-off UK time).

Arsenal are in 7th place in the Premier League table with 49 points from 33 matches.

Arsenal have won five and drawn one of their six Premier League games at the Emirates Stadium since defeat by Chelsea in Mikel Arteta’s first home match in charge.

They have won three consecutive league games without conceding for the first time since November 2017.

The win against Wolves on Saturday was the first time they have won back-to-back away league games without conceding since October 2015.

It was Arsenal’s first away league victory against a side starting above them in the league table since September 2015, when they won 5-2 against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City are in 3rd place in the Premier League table with 58 points from 33 matches.

The 3-0 on Saturday against Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium maintained their challenge to secure a top four league finish and Champions League qualification.

The Foxes’ win over Crystal Palace was only their fifth in their last 17 matches in all competitions.

The three goals they scored against the Eagles was more than their combined total in their three previous games since the Premier League restart.

The Foxes are without an away league win since New Year’s Day.


The clubs have met 27 times in the Premier League era. Arsenal have 16 wins, Leicester City 4 and there have been 7 draws.

Leicester City have won three of their last four league games against Arsenal, as many victories as in their previous 36 matches against the Gunners.

The Foxes are aiming to win three consecutive league matches against Arsenal for the first time since 1963.

Arsenal are unbeaten in 22 home league games against Leicester, winning the last 12.

13th successive home victory would equal the Gunners’ longest winning streak against a particular opponent in top-flight home matches (set versus Stoke City between 1983 and 2018).

Team News


Mesut Ozil is being assessed following back soreness.

Bernd Leno is recovering from a moderate right knee ligament sprain. He is aiming to return to full training in approximately four weeks.

Pablo Mari has had a successful procedure on the significant sprain to his left ankle ligaments. He is aiming to return to full training in two to three months.

Gabriel Martinelli has had a successful arthroscopic procedure undertaken to repair a lesion in the cartilage of the left knee. He will not be available for the current schedule of remaining 2019/20 matches.

Calum Chambers is recovering from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee. He will not be available for the current schedule of remaining 2019/20 matches.

Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers says Ben Chilwell (foot) and James Maddison (hip) are both “big doubts” to play.

Ayoze Perez faces a fitness test after being substituted in the win against Crystal Palace with an ankle problem.

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