Here is the latest on the form and team news for Arsenal and Leicester City:
Arsenal are playing excellent football presently, with several of their attacking talents shining even after the departure of ex-skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Gabriel Martinelli, Emile Smith-Rowe, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, and Alexandre Lacazette play beautifully. Their explosive form has resulted in four wins and a draw in their last five league matches.
Mikel Arteta’s men sit in 4th place, 1 point above Manchester United with 3 games in hand, and 5 points behind Chelsea, who also have games in hand. They have scored 41 times this season and conceded 29, with Smith Rowe being their top scorer, having hit the back of the net nine times and also created two goals.
For their form and team news, Arsenal will miss the services of defender Tomiyasu Takehiro who is currently sidelined with an injury.
Brendan Rodgers’ men sit in 12th place, 12 points away from the final European place, and have not sustained a good run of wins in the league this season. The Foxes have lost to sides that they are arguably stronger than, leaving question marks around the team’s mentality at the moment, especially in their defensive duties.
Leicester City recovered from a run of 2 draws and 3 losses to win 2 league games back to back for the first time since October 2021. In all, they have played 25 times this season (with 3 games in hand) and recorded 9 wins, 6 draws, and 10 losses, scoring 40 goals and conceding 43. Veteran Jamie Vardy is their leading goalscorer with 10 goals and 2 assists.
For their team news, Leicester City have several players on the sidelines, with James Maddison, Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans, Justin James, Ricardo Pereira, and Ryan Bertrand all injured and doubtful to make the trip to London.