Premier League – Match-day 2 Sees Arsenal take on Leicester City
Arsenal at home against Leicester – Saturday – 3:00pm GMT – Emirates Stadium.
Leicester are hopeful of taking point sand moving up the table when they visit Arsenal, as ninth place takes on third in the League.
Arsenal arrive at this fixture, having secured three points so far this season
This match sees Arsenal looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Crystal Palace.
Also, can Arsenal extend their incredible run of one wins? With three points, they currently sit third in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws having won one game.
Arsenal will have 6 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Good Attacking Performance
Arsenal will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (2). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Gabriel Martinelli (1), Aaron Ramsdale, and Hector Bellerin. Arsenal have managed to maintain a strong defence so far, which in turn has allowed them to deliver good attacking options themselves and deliver good scoring opportunities.
Going into Saturday’s game, Mikel Arteta without two of his players, due to illness or injury.
This season’s Premier League campaign, has so far seen Leicester City achieve one point
Having dropped a total of four points in their past two games, Brendan Rodgers won’t be devastated by those results, but will be eager to secure a consistent run of form.
Also, Leicester seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with one draws in one game. Their position is ninth in the League and they have one point, that is, 0W, 0L and 1D having drawn one game.
Leicester City will see 4 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Good Attacking Performance
Leicester have a good scoring record this season, with two netted so far. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (1), Timothy Castagne (1), and Danny Ward. Leicester’s defensive record in the Premier League has so far been very weak, with two goals conceded in their last games. This is an issue that Brendan Rodgers urgently needs to address within the dressing room.
Injury and illness have depleted Brendan Rodgers’s Leicester and they will likely be missing three key personnel for Saturday’s match.
Arsenal v Leicester City – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Arsenal and Leicester have faced each other 33 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Arsenal’s favour (20 – 5). Further, Arsenal recent form against Leicester has been outstanding, winning on thirteen out of the last 20 meetings. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2022, when Arsenal walked away as 2-0 winners.
Players to watch
For Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli is one of the top performing players after having scoredone goal in one League matches this season, while Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, one of their best scorers, has nettedone goal in one League fixtures this campaign for Leicester.