Arsenal vs Leicester Predicted Line-Up
3rd placed Arsenal take on the table-toppers Leicester City in a potential title-decider. Arsenal are currently 5 points behind Leicester but a win over the Foxes would see the gap come down to just 2 points. A victory for Leicester City and Arsenal can bid the title good-bye. Arsenal got back to winning ways after 4 matches without a victory but it will not be easy to get all the three points against a strong and in-form Leicester team. Leicester City have lost only 2 matches this season and their heaviest defeat came at the hands of their opponents on Sunday. Arsenal trounced Leicester 5-2 in their previous meeting this season and the Foxes will be keen to avenge that.
Arsenal do not have any new injuries (Praise the Lord) and neither are any players going to make a return against Leicester City. Danny Welbeck did play for the Under-21 but lack of match fitness may see him out of this squad. Here is how Arsenal are expected to line up against Leicester City for their most important match of the season.
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
Petr Cech will have to be at his best on Sunday if he wants to keep a clean sheet against the likes of Riyadh Mahrez and Jamie Vardy.
Nacho Monreal: The Spaniard faces the toughest challenge among all Arsenal players as he will be up against Riyad Mahrez. Monreal may not have the pace to out run the Algerian but he always gives his 100 % on the pitch. Arsenal might need more than a 100% from him on Sunday.
Laurent Koscielny: The “best centre-back in the league” according to Arsenal fans will have to prove it against none other than Premier League top-scorer Jamie Vardy. Good luck with that.
Gabriel: The fearless Brazilian defender is once again expected to keep his place ahead of Per Mertesacker because of the two Leicester City strikers in Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki.
Hector Bellerin: The young Spaniard will be important for Arsenal in attack as much as in defence. His pace will be vital to Arsenal’s chances of a win.
Francis Coquelin: Arsenal fans have had enough of Mathieu Flamini and hopefully Arsene Wenger as well. Arsenal are a different side when Coquelin plays and he simply has to start against a strong Leicester City midfield.
Aaron Ramsey– He might not have his name on the scoresheet in a few games but has been providing assists for the other players. He should focus more on making chances rather than shooting vaguely at every opportunity that he gets.
Alexis Sanchez– The last time these two sides met this guy netted a perfect hat-trick and will have to do something special this time as well. He hasn’t been on the score sheet for some games and will be itching to get a goal under his belt.
Mesut Ozil: The German might not have got an assist in his last game but did score one against Bournemouth and Arsene Wenger will be hoping that his playmaker gets assists as well as goals against the Foxes.
Alex Oxlade-Chambelain: He was surprisingly handed a start against Bournemouth and he made the most of that opportunity by scoring the game’s second and final goal. It will be a big surprise if he doesn’t start tomorrow.
Olivier Giroud: Arsenal striker may not be in the same goal-scoring form as his Leicester City counterpart but manager Arsene Wenger believes Giroud is doing all right. He did get an assist for Ozil in the last game and Wenger feels that for a striker getting an assist is as good as scoring a goal. (Don’t ask me why)