Arsenal travel away to Leicester City on Saturday, so let’s take a look at our predicted lineup for the Premier League fixture.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

After a fairly comfortable League Cup last-16 victory over Leeds United, Arsenal face a wait for the next round, with the quarter-finals not scheduled in until December 21-22nd. In the meantime, they have plenty of Premier League games to get on with.

Mikel Arteta’s side are on a six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, but they face a major test on Saturday, travelling away to Leicester City.

Leicester are coming off the back of a couple of league wins over Manchester United and Brentford, and they’ve proven tricky opponents at the King Power Stadium in recent seasons.

Arsenal won their last two away trips to Leicester (if you include the League Cup visit with rotated teams), but they lost the three before that, so they’ve clearly had mixed fortunes.

Here’s our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Leicester City this time around.

Goalkeeper

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LONDON, ENGLAND: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal celebrates their third goal scored by Emile Smith Rowe (not in picture) during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, Bernd Leno kept his second clean sheet in two League Cup games, this time against Premier League Leeds United. But Aaron Ramsdale has continued to impress in his recent starts, and he’ll surely come back into the side on Saturday.

Defence

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Ben White of Arsenal reacts as he leaves the pitch after being injured during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on October 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Ben White of Arsenal reacts as he leaves the pitch after being injured during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on October 26, 2021. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

There are a couple of doubts in the back four, with Kieran Tierney’s bruised ankle and Ben White’s bug. Mikel Arteta seemed hopeful Tierney would be available for Leicester, but we’re predicting he’ll play it safe and pick Nuno Tavares at left-back.

As for White, it’s hard to say how the bug will affect him over the next few days, but given there are also injury and illness doubts over Rob Holding and Pablo Mari, we’re betting on White to start.

The other two positions should be more straightforward, with Gabriel Magalhaes and Takehiro Tomiyasu coming back into the side.

Midfield

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal celebrates scoring the third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal celebrates scoring the third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Assuming Arsenal play a similar system to the one that worked against Aston Villa, they’ll have a couple of central midfielders and a couple of wide players.

In the middle, you’d expect Albert Sambi Lokonga and Thomas Partey to come back into the starting lineup. Out wide, Bukayo Saka is an easy pick, and Emile Smith Rowe came off early on Tuesday, so he should be available on the left.

With Martin Odegaard also picking up an unspecified injury, we’re not expecting him to start this one.

Forwards

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrate after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrate after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Alexandre Lacazette only played 18 minutes against Leeds United and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang didn’t feature in the squad at all, presumably because they were both being rested for the Leicester City game.

The two played well together last week, and they look set for another opportunity to impress at the weekend. Perhaps Eddie Nketiah will make the Premier League bench for the first time this season after his second goal in two League Cup games.

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