Arsenal face a daunting task to win their rest of the league matches to stand a chance to qualify for Champions League next season and hope that other results go their way as top four finish looks a miracle for the Gunners at the moment.
However, Arsenal can take plenty of hope and confidence from their sensational comeback against Manchester City in their FA Cup semifinal as they will now play their third FA Cup final in four years.
The Gunners will now face Leicester City on Thursday after their impressive 2-1 win against Manchester City and will be favorites to win against the Premier League champions considering their form in the past couple of weeks. Despite throwing their campaign away since the start of December, Arsenal are still one of the best sides in the league and will try to play to the best of their potential as a miss in top four would be huge disappointment for the club.
Arsene Wenger has also got renewed backing from the fans after their FA Cup win as the Gunners are going into final weeks of the season with lot of optimism. A litmus test for Gunners ahead of Manchester United clash next week, Arsenal are keen to win against Leicester City who have looked better over the past couple of months.
Here we look at the predicted Arsenal lineup for the game against Leicester City at Emirates.
Petr Cech is set to start between the sticks for the crucial game as he is favorite to be their goalkeeper for the reminder of the season. Hector Bellerin is expected to start on the right side of the defense while his fellow countrymen Nacho Monreal could be left-back.
Laurent Koscielny is an automatic starter in the central defense while Rob Holding who has been impressive in the recent games is expected to partner him. Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey is the preferred defensive midfield duo for Wenger in the recent games and can expect the trend to continue.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been the best player for Gunners in their game against City and will start on right wing ahead of Theo Walcott. Mesut Ozil who found renewed form will be the creator in No.10 role as Sanchez is expected to start as left wideman.
Oliver Giroud should be an automatic starter as frontline striker as the Gunners can afford nothing less than a win in the upcoming games.
Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Ramsey, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud
Prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Leicester City