Arsenal travel to meet Leicester City at the King Power stadium

Arsenal can temporarily re-establish a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League table when they travel to meet Leicester City in Saturday’s clash at the King Power.

The Foxes failed to make their first-half dominance count in a 3-0 loss to Manchester United last weekend, while the Gunners beat Aston Villa 4-2 in one of the games of the season.

Having been handed a harsh reality check after thumping Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 on February 11 – Lilywhites fans would not mind their North London rivals suffering the same fate.

Brendan Rodgers‘s side appeared to have turned a corner with a three-game winning run – no doubt sparked by the timely return of James Maddison.

Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Elneny are still recovering from their respective knee surgeries, and it remains to be seen if Thomas Partey can battle back from his latest thigh problem in time for Saturday’s game.

Partey is supposedly hopeful of shaking off his injury in time for the weekend, but Arsenal will not rush him back while Jorginho continues to deputise expertly, and Arteta also allayed any fears of an injury to Saka after he went down with an ankle problem early in the second period at Villa Park.

Having put four past Tottenham and created numerous chances in the first half against Man United, Leicester should have no trouble breaking down a shaky Arsenal backline, but the Gunners are the masters at overcoming adversity.




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