Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Premier Leage Match Preview: Leicester City Vs Arsenal – Prediction, Team News, Lineups

Leicester City host Arsenal on Wendesday night looking to secure a top-half finish, as manager Claude Puel bids to prove he should remain in charge next season.
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Meanwhile Arsene Wenger is stepping down at the end of the season after nearly 22 years at Arsenal, and was rewarded with an emotional, thrilling 5-0 victory over Burnley in his final Emirates Stadium home game on Sunday.
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Leicester have now picked up just a single point from their last five top-flight matches and have also failed to score in three league games on the bounce. A terrible patch of form has seen the Foxes lose four out of their last five.
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But Arsenal are yet to pick up a single League point away from home in 2018 – the worst record in England’s top four tiers
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Start time

Leicester host Arsenal at the King Power Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 7:45pm BST on Wednesday, May 9.
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Team news

Mesut Ozil is expected to miss the rest of the season with a back injury, but should be fit for Germany’s World Cup defence.
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Mohamed Elneny remains out with an ankle injury, while Laurent Koscielny will miss the World Cup with an Achilles tear. Santi Cazorla is back training with the first team, though an immediate return would be unlikely.
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Puel’s Leicester squad has been ravaged with injury, with Wilfred Ndidi, Marc Albrighton (suspended), Ben Chilwell, Robert Huth and Daniel Amartey all out.
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Aleksandar Dragovic, Danny Simpson, Shinji Okazaki and Kasper Schmeichel are all doubts, while Matty James is out for the season.
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Predicted line-ups

Leicester starting XI: Hamer, Benalouane, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, Choudhury, Iborra, Diabate, Adrien Silva, Vardy
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Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Chambers, Monreal; Xhaka, Ramsey, Wilshere; Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang
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Head To Head

Leicester have not managed a single win against Arsenal in 22 games. The Foxes have drawn seven and lost 15 against the Gunners.
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Vardy scored twice but still found himself on the end of a 4-3 defeat at the Emirates when the clubs met in the opening stages of the 2017-18 campaign.
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The last six meetings between the sides have all come in the Premier League, where Arsenal have won five and drawn once.

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