Back at the Emirates Stadium for the next couple of games, let’s take a look at our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Leicester City.
Arsenal have a tough fixture list coming up, even if there’s currently only one big-six opponent scheduled in their next six matches.
Trips to Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, and Southampton have proven tricky in the past, and Brighton have already held Arsenal to a draw this season.
Then the Liverpool game next Wednesday is as tough as it gets, with how well Jurgen Klopp’s side are playing.
Before all that, Arsenal host Leicester City. Mikel Arteta’s side won 2-0 with an early blitz in the away game, but Leicester boast a major attacking threat (top scorers outside the top-six) and they’ve already beaten Manchester United and Liverpool this season.
Here’s our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Leicester City on Sunday.
Cedric Soares looks set to continue his run in the team whilst Takehiro Tomiyasu’s calf problems go on. The rest of the defence remains very settled, with Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Ben White likely to start once again.
Zak Swanson has been stepping up from the u23s to fill the backup role behind Cedric, and he’ll likely do so again if Tomiyasu isn’t back.
Rob Holding has really carved out a niche in the squad for coming on when Arsenal have a lead to protect, and he’ll be ready to do so again if and when called upon.
The new-look midfield with Thomas Partey playing at the base of the central trio with Martin Odegaard ahead of him on the right and Granit Xhaka on the left has been working well, so you wouldn’t expect any changes in the middle of the park.
The big question remains over Emile Smith Rowe, with the midfielder seemingly having returned to training in the middle of last week only to miss the weekend match with a Covid-19 positive.
If Smith Rowe is back, he might be pushing for Gabriel Martinelli’s spot on the left. For now, we’ll assume Martinelli will keep the spot, particularly after his goal against Watford.
If Nicolas Pepe doesn’t displace Saka after his excellent Wolves performance, he’s not going to do so after his significantly less impressive Watford showing.