Leicester City vs Arsenal preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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It was a typical game last Sunday for Leicester City, who took the lead early on at the Brentford Community Stadium through yet again, a spectacular Youri Tielemans goal. Danish centre-back Mathias Jørgensen equalised with a bolstering header flying past Kasper Schmeichel with thirty minutes to go, but attacking midfielder James Maddison,, who hasn't been on the best of form recently was put in easily by Patson Daka to secure the win. 

Arsenal won also but in a much more convincing matter, with Thomas Partey finally scoring for the club in a similar way to Mathias Jørgensen did against Brentford. There was controversy as always as Alexandre Lacazette was brought down by Matt Targett on the brink of half time. The referee seemed to have blown for half-time but consulted with the VAR monitor and the Gunners were awarded a penalty late into injury time. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's initial attempt was parried away by former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez but unluckily fell into the feet of the Gabonese finisher. Emile Smith Rowe added to the scoreline after halftime with a deflection off Tyrone Mings, and youngster Jacob Ramsey pulled one back for the Villains with a wonderful shot. 

Both teams were in the Carabao Cup during midweek, with both playing Premier League opposition. The Foxes took Brighton to penalties in a game where the Seagulls looked like they were on top. Starlet Harvey Barnes scored in the sixth minute but was cancelled out in injury time by Adam Webster. Five minutes into injury time, Ademola Lookman scored for Leicester making it 2-1 at the interval. Enock Mwepu equalised for the Seagulls in the 71st minute, sending the game to penalties with Ricardo Pereira scoring the important penalty to send the Foxes through to the next round. 

Similar to the Premier League, it was much more comfortable for Mikel Arteta's side with a clean sheet for Bernd Leno against Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds side. Calum Chambers scored seconds after being subbed on for Ben White who was taken off due to an injury caution. Former Leeds loanee Eddie Nketiah made it two after lobbing over Ilan Meslier, retaining the ball and awkwardly tapping it into the open net. 

Leicester and Arsenal are on 14 points in the Premier League table, with the Foxes above on goal difference in ninth. This game is a chance for the sides to climb into higher places, even Europa League positions potentially. 

Previous Meeting: 

 

Arsenal were the victors in their last meeting in a 3-1 win at an empty King Power Stadium. Youri Tielemans scored first for the Foxes but was overshadowed by goals from David Luiz, an Alexandre Lacazette penalty and Nicolas Pepe to secure all three points. 

Team News- Arsenal: 

Ben White remains a caution but still should be available for Saturday after being taken off due to a supposed illness against Leeds in the week. 

Martin Ødegaard is expected to be available after not being in the squad in the week but was in training on Thursday. The same applies to Kieran Tierney,, but the impressive Nuno Tavares can be there to fill yet again. 

Pablo Mari is back but is not expected to play and Granit Xhaka is still sidelined and recovering from his injury sustained last month. 

Team News- Leicester:

The Foxes will be boosted by Jamie Vardy back available for selection who is a key asset for the side still, at 34 years old. 

Unfortunately, Leicester are without a lot of players including Wilfred Ndidi, Marc Albrighton, James Justin and Wesley Fofana,, who was terribly tackled during preseason and is still recovering since late August. 

Predicted Lineups: 

Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tierney, White, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Partey, Lokonga, Smith Rowe, Saka, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Evans, Amartey, Soyuncu, Pereira, Soumare, Castagne, Tielemans, Maddison, Vardy

When and where to watch:

The match is being played at the King Power Stadium at 12:30pm UK time and is being broadcasted on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Live stream viewers can watch if subscribed online or on the BT Sport app. If that is not possible, make sure to check out Arsenal VAVEL and Leicester City VAVEL for match analysis, reports, and breakdown after the match. 

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