Arsenal vs Leicester: 10 match facts, including Arsenal struggles against the league leaders

The key numbers and pre-match analysis for this Premier League meeting

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Ahead of the Premier League meeting between Arsenal and Leicester, we pick out 10 match facts using our free football app - Independent Football Live.

  1. Alexis Sanchez has scored 4 goals in his 3 PL games against Leicester
  2. Theo Walcott has scored in both of his PL appearances against Leicester
  3. Arsenal have won 12 and lost none of the last 18 PL matches against Leicester
  4. Arsenal have won their last 8 home PL meetings with Leicester
  5. 3 of the 4 players to have had a hand in 20+ goals in the PL this season will play in this match - Riyad Mahrez (24), Jamie Vardy (21) and Mesut Ozil (20)
  6. Only Barcelona (10) have won more penalties in the top 5 European Leagues this season than Leicester (9)
  7. Only WBA (21.7%) have played a higher proportion of their passes long than Leicester (20.9%) in the PL this season, while Arsenal have played the lowest proportion long (9.3%)
  8. The Gunners have scored a league-low 32.1% of their clear-cut chances in the PL in 2016-16
  9. Leicester have names an unchanged starting XI in their last 5 PL games; the last team to name the same starting XI in 6 successive PL matches was Arsenal in May 2015
  10. On the last 11 occasions that Arsenal have faced a team that was top of the PL, they have won just once (D4 L6) and scored only 4 goals (conceding 18) 

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