Premier League Matchweek 6: Arsenal vs Leicester City - Match preview, betting tips and predictions
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the defeat to Manchester City (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)
Arsenal vs Leicester CityEmirates Stadium8:15pm
Arsenal need the win, not only to move up the ladder, but to prove they’re not a spent force after their coward approach against Manchester City at the Etihad last weekend.
Leicester City have failed to find their rhythm in the league since the opening two games but can look at the win on Thursday in Europa league and draw inspiration to fire in the premier league.
Kelechi Iheanacho led the line in place of the injured Jamie Vardy and he responded with the third goal against Zorya, a result that took them to the summit in group G.
Arsenal went to Austria to negotiate Rapid Wien, it wasn’t particularly pretty but the 2-1 win helped eased pressure after the coward first half against Manchester City in the premier league last season.
Staunch fans can make a case for Mikel Arteta’s men.
They have lost twice in five games and those have been in games against reigning champions and last season’s runners up, basically saying they were against the best teams in the land, but how did they set up against them?
After watching how Thomas Partey bossed the midfield against the Austrian side on Thursday, no Arsenal fan would understand why Mikel Areta benched the former Atletico Madrid midfield enforcer.
Statistics proved how he won duels, commanded his areas and picked spaces to help Arsenal win a difficult game, he has to start against the Foxes.
Thomas Partey's full Arsenal debut against Rapid Vienna:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 22, 2020
◎ Most passes completed in opp. half (50)
◎ Most tackles (5)
◎ Most aerials won (4)
= Most ball recoveries (8)
Ooft. 💥 pic.twitter.com/ZaDH3w3E1N
How will the two sides line up? Jamie Vardy is till absent so Ayoze Perez and Kelechi Iheanacho will most likely play.
Leicester lost at home to Aston Villa last weekend, leaving it till the death to concede much to huge frustrations of Brendan Rodgers.
Considering how successful he was with Liverpool against Arsenal, he would want to have a go at the Gunners.
Arsenal already beat Leicester once this season, a 2-0 success in the Carabao Cup will give Mikel Arteta and co the confidence to go for this, but how will Arsenal line up?
Dani Ceballos missed the midweek win as well as Willian, Granit Xhaka will return beside Thomas Partey.
Four at the back allowed Arsenal to remain fluid and efficient, fans would hope Arteta maintains that and give Bukayo Saka a role upfront.