Arsenal and Leicester City return from their European adventures with victories, so Sunday’s meeting will feature two sides high on confidence.
Premier League 2020/21 season
Date: Sunday September, 25th
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal bounced back from the narrow defeat against Manchester City when they came from behind to defeat Rapid Vienna 2-1 in Austria on Thursday, thus setting the motion for what should be an interesting return to league action here.
David Luiz and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang scored within the space of three minutes in the second half, to salvage maximum points for the Gunners in a game they dominated and hardly looked like losing until Taxiarchis Fountas profited from an Ercan Kara’s assist to open the scoring.
While Mikel Arteta will surely demand an improved performance from his troops here, record is on their side against their latest opposition. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 27 home meetings with Leicester City, and you have to go as far back as September 1973 to the last time the Foxes recorded an away victory over them.
Like Arsenal, Leicester got back to winning ways when beating Ukrainian opponents Zorya 3-0 in Europe last time, a result coming after they fell to a late, late defeat versus Aston Villa in the Premier League.
Kelechi Iheanacho set up James Maddison and Harvey Barnes before wrapping up the scoring himself to complete an eventful outing for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The Foxes have already lost to Arsenal this term, a 2-0 defeat in their EFL Cup meeting and this is a game they surely will be wary of, particularly with the shortage of personnel on their side.
Arteta is left sweating on the fitness
of the duo of Dani Ceballos and Willian.
Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers are still out for the foreseeable future.
Ricardo Pereira, Wilfried Ndidi and Caglar Soyuncu and Daniel Amartey are all sidelined for City.
Jamie Vardy has missed each of his side’s last two and will face a late fitness test for this one.
There have been under 2.5 goals recorded in the last three games between these two sides in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Leicester’s last four away league games.
Arsenal have scored at least twice in each of their last four home league games.
Arsenal’s last five competitive games: LWWLW
Leicester City’s last five competitive games: LWLLW
Leicester would surely have been disappointed with their last two league results after a promising start to their season. Rodgers will demand a response here, and it is important they raise their game if they must come away with a good result here.
Either way, we expect Arsenal to live up to their favourites tag in this one, and you can get odds of 19/20 for a home victory from this game.
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