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Arsenal v Leicester Premier League Preview

Posted on October 19, 2018 by David Nugent

On Monday night, Arsenal host Leicester at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League, as the Gunners look for their tenth straight win in all competitions.

The team from north London have been in fine form since suffering defeats in their opening top-flight games against Manchester City and Chelsea. Unai Emery’s team have now won their last six top-flight games, scoring at least two goals in each victory.

Last time out the team from north London hammered Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage, producing a fantastic attacking display.

The Gunners have a formidable recent home record in the Premier League, having won eight of their last nine league games in the English top-flight. The team from north London have also scored two or more goals in all eight of those home wins.

The two Manchester clubs City and United are the only opposition teams to win at Arsenal in the Premier League in 30 games.

Arsenal also have an outstanding home record against the Foxes on home soil in the Premier League, winning 11 of the 12 meetings between the two teams.

Leicester have been highly inconsistent this season in the Premier League, winning four and losing four of their eight top-flight games. Last time out the Foxes suffered a 2-1 home defeat against Everton after centre-back Wes Morgan received a red card.

The visitor’s recent Premier League games have offered entertainment value, as five of their last six top-flight outings have produced over 2.5 goals.

Although Leicester have won two of their last three, but have only won two of their last seven Premier League games on their travels. Just like their recent league games in general, Leicester’s away matches have been high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their last seven outings.

Team News

Arsenal are still without Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos and Carl Jenkinson due to injury. Laurent Koscielny is back in training, but this game may come too soon. Sokratis, Petr Cech, Danny Welbeck and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are also fitness doubts.

Leicester look set to be without winger Demarai Gray and Matt James are still sidelined due to injury. Centre-back Wes Morgan is suspended after his red card against Everton last time out. Jonny Evans looks set to start in Morgan’s absence.

Betting News

Arsenal are the favourites to win this clash at odds of 8/15, the draw is odds of 7/2 and Leicester are odds of 11/2.

The Gunners will be highly confident of pulling off a victory in this clash and extend their winning run to ten games in all competitions.

Will Arsenal defeat Leicester on Monday night?

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