Arsenal, as you may be aware, play Leicester this weekend and all eyes are on the Gunners as they look to close the five point gap between themselves and the Foxes.

Claudio Ranieri, tipped as the manager likely to be the first sacked, has made fools of many as he led his team to safety with months to spare and a win is anything but a foregone conclusion for Arsenal.

So, ahead of the game, let’s take a look at some key facts and figures that could play a part in deciding who will be Champions come the end of the season:


  • Without Cazorla (knee), Wilshere (leg, both Mar), Rosicky (thigh, unknown)
  • Form WDDLDW
  • Top goalscorers Olivier Giroud (12), Alexis Sanchez (6), Mesut Ozil (4)
  • Most valuable player (current value): Alexis Sanchez (£41.25m)
  • Average age: 26.7
  • Squad size: 27
  • Number of players used this season: 21 (lowest in division)


  • Without Schlupp (hamstring, 27 Feb), James (knee, unknown)
  • Form DWDWWW
  • Top goalscorers Jamie Vardy (18), Riyad Mahrez (14), Shinji Okazaki (4)
  • Most valuable player (current value): Riyad Mahrez (£15m)
  • Average age: 28.2
  • Squad size: 23
  • Number of players used this season: 22

Match facts

  • Arsenal have never lost a league match against Leicester (gulp), winning 12 and drawing six of the last 18 in the Premier League
  • Arsenal have won all of their last eight against Leicester at home
  • Arsenal defeated Leicester 2-1 at Highbury to clinch a season unbeaten in 2004
  • Only four players have had a hand in 20 goals or more this season and three of them will play at the Emirates on Sunday – Riyad Mahrez (24), Jamie Vardy (21), and Mesut Ozil (20)
  • If Leicester name an unchanged side on Sunday it will be for the sixth game in a row – the first side to do so since Arsenal in May 2015.