Leicester City have started the new Premier League season under Claudio Ranieri with a bang and they are the only side to be unbeaten in the league.

They are sitting in the 4th place just two points ahead of their next opponents Arsenal. They have taken 12 points from the first six games and are high on confidence at the moment. They will welcome the Gunners for their 7th match this season.

Arsenal will be high off the victory in midweek against rivals Tottenham Hotspur. They were not at the best of their game but have managed to knock the Spurs out of the League Cup. The manager will want his team to continue their performance and take all three points from this game.

The Leicester City vs Arsenal Match will be played on Saturday the 26th of September at the King Power Stadium in Leicester City. The kick-off is scheduled at 3 pm BST (7:30 pm IST).

Team News:

Leicester City does not have many concerns with the injury list. On-loan winger Nathan Dyer is the only absentee after he picked a slight injury. Matt James has suffered a long term injury and will not be available anytime soon for Ranieri.

Francis Coquelin missed the midweek cup tie due to injury and will not be featuring in the game. Santi Cazorla will also be available for Wenger after he served his suspension for a Red Card. Gabriel also picked a red card, but Arsenal are still to hear from the FA after their appeal against the referees decision. 

Ranieri will be proud of the performances that his boys have put forward in the first six games of the competition. He has a chance to prove his mettle against a big team when they host the Gunners on Saturday. Leicester were held for a draw against Sunderland in their last game, but their level of intensity throughout the game could not have gone unnoticed.

Wenger will surely set his team up to break the resilience shown by the home side so far. They will have to be smart with their attacking play and not let Leicester a chance at goal early in the game. Riyad Mahrez is in great form at the moment and will surely pose problems to the Arsenal defense that did not look convincing enough in the league cup or in the match against Chelsea.

However, the home team has their own weaknesses and the Gunners will surely try and exploit them when these two meet at the King Power Stadium. 

Arsenal predicted line up-

Goalkeeper- Petr Cech

Defenders- Hector Bellerin, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal

Midfielders- Mathieu Flamini and Santi Cazorla

Attacking midfielders- Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez

Striker- Theo Walcott

 

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