Arsenal vs Leicester City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Tuesday’s Premier League clash at the Emirates

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Arsene Wenger will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s 2-1 North London derby defeat to Tottenham when Arsenal welcome rock-bottom Leicester to the Emirates on Tuesday.

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An injury to top scorer Alexis Sanchez has given the returning Mesut Ozil the chance to prove his worth and he has responded with three goals in three games.

The Gunners were on a run of five consecutive wins in all competitions before Saturday’s setback, which saw them leapfrogged by Spurs in the table and stalled their Champions League charge.

Visiting Leicester were beaten 1-0 at home by a rejuvenated Crystal Palace on Saturday and they will travel to north London on the back of three consecutive Premier League defeats.

Nigel Pearson’s side have been bottom of the league since November and only Aston Villa have scored fewer goals.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm


Leicester City 1 (Ulloa) Arsenal 1 (Sanchez), Premier League, August 2014

Arsenal 2 (Henry, Vieira) Leicester City 1 (DIckov), Premier League, May 2004

Leicester City 1 (Hignett) Arsenal 1 (Gilberto Silva), Premier League, December 2003


Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 21 fixtures against Leicester City in all competitions, recording 15 wins and six draws.

Arsenal have won the most penalties in the Premier League this season with six.

Leicester have won none of their last 17 Premier League matches against London clubs, drawing five and losing 12.

Leicester have won one away game all season, 1-0 against Hull City, and went on a run of seven consecutive defeats on the road between September and December 2014.


Arsenal to win: 1.28

Leicester to win: 11.0

Draw: 5.5

TV: Highlights on BBC One at 10.45pm on Wednesday.