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