Arsenal will strive to bag their fifth successive win across all competitions on Tuesday as they are scheduled to host a formidable Leicester City side at the Emirates Stadium in their next Premier League outing.
Mikel Arteta’s men have some tough contests up ahead, with games against Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, and Manchester City set to test them to the limit, and a win over the Foxes could boost their momentum going forward.
However, Brendan Rodgers’ entourage is comfortably sitting inside the top-four berths of the league standings. Impliedly, their clash against Arsenal promises to be an entertaining one and there are no two ways about it.
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Nicolas Pepe’s wife went into labor recently, which is why he missed the game against Wolves, and the winger is slightly doubtful for the upcoming fixture. Further, Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli, and Pablo Mari are on the treatment table, while a late call will be made on Mesut Ozil.
ARSENAL PREDICTED LINEUP VS. LEICESTER CITY (3-4-3)
Emiliano Martinez has been in an impeccable form under the bar in the absence of Leno and is expected to start once again. He has bagged three clean sheets in his last three league outings and it is to be seen how he fares against a fantastic Leicester City side.
Kieran Tierney could be moved into the three-man backline as his pace could prove to be beneficial in dealing with the likes of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho. Alongside him, Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz could get the nod to start.
Cedric Soares started in the game against Wolves but Hector Bellerin likely to get the green light to start as the right wing-back as the former is yet to attain complete match fitness. On the opposite side, promising young gun Bukayo Saka could get the chance to dazzle.
The partnership of Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos has been producing suitable dividends for the Gunners. These two get along nicely and have the capability of dictating the tempo of the game, and could start in the middle of the park once again.
Against Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans, the experience of Alexandre Lacazette could come handy. The Frenchman bagged a goal against Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops in the last league outing and must be brimming with confidence at the moment.
Pepe might start on the bench even if he gets back on time and Arteta could station Reiss Nelson as the right-winger. Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has his place guaranteed in the starting lineup and is set to feature on the left-wing as usual and he will look to test the resilience of Leicester City’s backline.
ARSENAL PREDICTED LINEUP VS. LEICESTER CITY-