Football AnalysisArsenal vs Leicester City
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Arsenal will look to start the 2022-23 Premier League season with back-to-back victories when Leicester City visits the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The Gunners started the new season with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace, while the Foxes blew a two-goal lead against Brentford to draw 2-2.

Team News


  • Arsenal left-back, Kierney Tierney- after recuperating from another knee injury- came off the bench at Selhurst Park on Friday, with Fabio Vieira, Emile Smith Rowe, and Takehiro Tomiyasu – all of whom played for the Under-21s – all missing.
  • However, all three players have returned to senior training this week and may be considered for spots in the squad this weekend. But Arteta will almost certainly only consider them for minutes off the bench, while Reiss Nelson has a quadriceps injury and might be out for several months.
  • Ben White impressed against Wilfried Zaha in his right-back role and may be given another chance there now that Saliba has nearly made himself undroppable.

Leicester City

  • Rodgers did not suffer any new injuries during the weekend and has since allowed Hamza Choudhury to join Watford on loan, but the club has been struck a severe blow with the departure of Ricardo Pereira.
  • The injury-plagued right-back has underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles and will be out for six months. He is joined in the treatment room by Harvey Barnes and Ryan Bertrand, who are recovering from knee injuries.
  • Tielemans, Fofana, and Maddison are all expected to play again despite speculation over their futures, with the former widely connected with Arsenal, and Jamie Vardy will look to add to his 11 goals in this encounter.

Possible Lineup

Arsenal: Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus; Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko;

Leicester City: Ward; Fofana, Amartey, Evans; Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Justin; Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall; Vardy.

Prediction Analysis

With Saliba and Zinchenko adding steel to Arsenal’s defense, the Gunners are well-positioned to pick up another three points this weekend, especially if Arteta has every single one of his players available.

Leicester’s struggle to keep clean sheets on the road has been well-documented for over a year, and we can expect another two-goal victory in front of their own fans.

Our prediction is  Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City.