Arsenal vs Leicester City: Predicted Line-Up
Jonny Evans during Leicester City's Europa League match against Zorya Luhansk | Photo: Getty/ Simon Stacpoole/ Offside

After their impressive 3-0 win against FC Zorya Luhansk in their opening UEFA Europa League group game, Leicester City will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League as they travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal.

The Foxes have lost their last two Premier League games, losing both at home against West Ham and Aston Villa. Brendan Rodgers will face another difficult test against an Arsenal side who are forever improving under Mikel Arteta.

Rodgers will be confident following their midweek win in the Europa League and will be desperate to take that momentum and confidence going into this one to turn their league form around.

Leicester City

Going into the game the Foxes will be without the main long-term absentees: Wilfred Ndidi (Abductor), Caglar Soyuncu (Abductor), Daniel Amartey (Hamstring) and Ricardo Pereira (ACL).

Foxes fans will be delighted to know that Jamie Vardy should be fit enough to feature at some point in the game however it is most likely to be from the bench.

Islam Slimani and Demarai Gray are back in the squad having not been selected for the Europa League 25-man squad.

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Following an impressive individual display against Luhansk with two assists and a goal, Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to start up top and will be hoping to take that confidence into this game.

Starting XI: Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Fofana, Justin; Mendy, Tielemans, Praet; Maddison, Iheanacho, Barnes.

The Opposition

Arsenal go into this game following a win in their first Europa League fixture as they beat Rapid Vienna away 2-1. But they will be looking to bounce back in the league following a 1-0 defeat away to Manchester City last time out.

Willian and Dani Ceballos will be assessed having missed the Vienna game with minor injuries however Rob Holding will miss out with a hamstring strain.

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New signing Thomas Partey who joined from Atletico Madrid in the summer, is in contention to start his first Premier League game having come off the bench against Manchester City.

Starting XI: Leno; Bellerin, David Luiz, dos Santos Magalhães, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey, Saka, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Prediction:

This is a fixture that never lets neutrals down and is always full of goals. Expect to see an end to end game with both teams creating chances.

However, since Arteta has come in, Arsenal's defence has improved massively and this should be a very close game.

1-1 Draw.

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