Arsenal head to Leicester today with most Gooners expecting a bit of a drubbing if we’re honest, so let’s look at how the teams line up.
Leicester: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Ricardo, Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison, Barnes, Perez, Vardy
Subs: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Choudhury, Praet, Albrighton, Gray
Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, Luiz, Holding, Bellerin, Guendouzi, Torreira, Kolasinac, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Subs: Martinez, Sokratis, Tierney, Willock, Saka, Pepe, Martinelli
Leicester City have won their last two Premier League home games against Arsenal – they’ve never beaten the Gunners in three consecutive home top-flight matches.
Arsenal have lost two of their last three league games against Leicester (W1) – more than they had in their previous 30 against the Foxes (W20 D9 L1).
Leicester have won eight of their last 11 home Premier League games (W8 D2 L1), including their last four in a row; the Foxes have only won five in a row once previously, doing so in May 2017 under Craig Shakespeare.
Leicester have won seven of their last nine Premier League games (L2), netting at least twice in each victory. When failing to score more than once, Leicester are winless in their last 13 Premier League matches since beating Everton 1-0 in January (D4 L9).
Since beating Man City at the Etihad in January 2015, Arsenal have failed to win any of their 11 away Premier League matches against teams starting the day in the top-three of the division (W0 D3 L8).
Arsenal have kept just two clean sheets in their last 24 away league games, with both of those games finishing as 1-0 victories (vs Watford and Newcastle).
This will be Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s 50th Premier League match in charge. None of his previous 49 have ended goalless – with only George Burley (67 games), Ossie Ardiles (54) and Joe Royle (53) going more games without a 0-0 draw from the start of a Premier League managerial career.
Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals in his eight Premier League starts against Arsenal. This includes three braces against the Gunners – no player has scored 2+ goals in more different Premier League games against Arsenal (Didier Drogba also 3).
Against Crystal Palace, Jamie Vardy became the first player to score 10 Premier League goals this season – it is the second season the Foxes striker has been the first player to 10 goals, along with 2015/16, when Leicester went on to win the title.
Since his first away Premier League appearance in February 2018, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 16 away goals, the third most behind Harry Kane (17) and Jamie Vardy (21) – however, he is yet to score an away goal on a Saturday in seven attempts, with those 16 goals scored on Monday (2), Wednesday (2) and Sunday (12).