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Leicester v Arsenal Premier League preview

Posted on May 08, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal plays their penultimate game under veteran boss Arsene Wenger, as the Gunners visit midtable Leicester.

Leicester already look to be on the beach after a terrible run of form ruled the Foxes out of finishing in the top seven and earning a Europa League qualifying spot.

Claude Puel’s team currently sits ninth-place in the table after a winless run of five games in the top-flight. To make matters worse the Foxes have suffered defeats in four of those aforementioned five winless games.

The side from the Midlands has struggled to find form at both ends in recent league outings, conceding two or more goals in four of their last five top-flight outings, while failing to find the net in their last three games in the Premier League. The fans have now turned against Foxes boss Puel and the Frenchman’s future at the club now seems in doubt.

Arsenal head into this game on the back of a 5-0 thumping of Burnley at the Emirates Stadium, a game that was Wenger’s last on home soil.

The visitor’s recent form in the Premier League has not been too bad, as they have won five of their last seven outings in the top-flight. However, those statistics do not tell the whole story, as all of those victories have come at the Emirates Stadium.

In fact, the side from north London are in the midst of a six-game losing run in the Premier League. The Gunners have failed to garner a single point away from home on their travels in 2018.

One of the key factors in those away defeats has been poor defensive displays, as Wenger’s side have conceded two or more goals in five of their last six league outings on their travels. The visitors have also kept just one clean sheet in their last eight away games in the league.

Team News

Leicester are without midfielder Matty James through injury, while Daniel Amartey, Wilfred Ndidi, Shinji Okazaki, Kasper Schmeichel, Danny Simpson, Ben Chilwell and Robert Huth are also doubts.

Arsenal are still without midfielders Santi Cazorla and Mohamed Elneny due to injury. French centre-back Laurent Koscielny is also ruled out due to injury. German playmaker Mesut Ozil is also a fitness doubt.

Betting news

Arsenal are the favourites to win this game at evens, while the home side are 27/10 and the draw is 29/10.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be looking to end their terrible away record in the last two games of the season. This could be just the game to put the record straight.

Will Arsenal win at Leicester on Wednesday night?

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