Arsenal to beat Leicester at the Emirates - Premier League predictions, preview, betting tips, team news
|Gabriel Jesus will battle it out with veteran Jamie Vardy for recognition at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Photo credit: (Talk Sport)|
The Gunners will play at home for the first time this season after opening their accounts away at Selhurst Park where they started off on a bright note with a win over the Eagles. The Emirates fans will have the first sights of their new signings.
Leicester City lost a two-goal lead against Brentford last weekend at the King Power Stadium, a development that underlines their weaknesses at the moment amidst the stories of potential top talent departures from the club.
Chelsea want to buy Wesley Fofana while Youri Tielemans has been a subject of transfer from Arsenal since the start of the window.
Newcastle and Tottenham are believed to have strong interests in James Maddison with the former tabling an insufficient offer.
Arsenal are the favourites in this fixture but football can sometimes speak different languages; the Gunners will take the game to the Foxes but how will the line up?
Mikel Arteta will have enough selection headaches with all members of his team fit and available.
Kieran Tierney and Alex Zinchenko would fight it out for left back position while Arsenal fans could get the first glance at Fabio Vieira, a player that joined from Porto in the summer.
Gabriel Jesus would certainly play upfront while the real headache would be at right back where Takehiro Tomiyasu would look to return against Ben White.
Leicester are yet to do anything major in the transfer market but the funds generated from the potential sale of few player would help in that regard; same line up that held on for a point against the Bees will be expected to return against the Gunners on Saturday.
Arsenal have only ever lost once to Leicester at the Emirates with the Gunners wining both legs last season without conceding.
The Foxes would be wary of set pieces as that has been their Achilles heels, something the Gunners have perfected in recent times.
Watch out for the pace of Jamie Vardy and the trickery of Maddison.
The Foxes defence will have to endure a torrid afternoon with Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli running at them but in the end, it would be an interesting afternoon.