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Arsenal to win 2-1 against Leicester- 13/2!


At 13/2, a £10 bet would return £75!

Leicester City vs Arsenal

February 25, 2023

3:00 pm GMT

Match preview

After a massive win in the West Midlands last Saturday, will Arsenal remain top of the Premier League with victory 37 miles east this weekend?

A week ago, the Gunners looked set to completely fall off the rails, finding themselves 1-0 and then 2-1 down at Villa Park.

Oleksandr Zinchenko equalised on the hour after a short-corner routine, before they snatched the points in comical circumstances in stoppage time.

Jorginho’s strike thwacked the crossbar, hit the ground but then bounced in off Emi Martínez’s head.

Then, even later in injury time, the Villa goalkeeper went up for a corner, but the away side broke, and Fábio Vieira put it on a plate for Gabriel Martinelli to roll into an empty net.

This is the first time Arsenal have won a Premier League away game in which they’ve been behind twice since October 2011.

It’s also their first away league win outside London when losing at half time since December 2009.

In the here and now, the victory ended a three-game league run without a win for Mikel Arteta’s team, and saw them edge two points clear of Manchester City.

Arsenal have claimed victory in their last four meetings with Leicester, including a 4-2 victory in North London in August, but this certainly will not be easy for the leaders.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have rediscovered their mojo this month, scoring four in wins over Aston Villa and Tottenham, despite falling a goal behind both times.

However, the Foxes could not make it three successive wins when, last weekend, they were beaten 3-0 at Old Trafford by Manchester United.

The game certainly wasn’t as one-sided as that may suggest, with Leicester dominating the first 20 minutes, simply unable to score.

Given that the Foxes’ last four matches have produced 18 goals, this clash at the King Power promises to be an entertaining affair.

Leicester City team news

Brendan Rodgers has named, pretty much, the same XI for each of their last three outings.

The only change has come in midfield, where Nampalys Mendy has come in for Youri Tielemans.

New signings Victor Kristiansen, Harry Souttar and Tetê have all made a massive difference.

Although, James Maddison’s return to full-fitness has also been crucial.

Jamie Vardy has scored 11 goals against Arsenal, the most against any single opponent, but, if he’s going to improve that record, it’ll have to be from the bench, with Kelechi Ịheanachọ leading the line.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Ward; Castange, Faes, Souttar, Kristiansen; Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall, Tetê, Maddison, Barnes; Ịheanachọ.

Arsenal team news

Mikel Arteta’s team face Everton on Wednesday and then Bournemouth next Saturday but, even with the schedule about to get more congested, don’t expect much rotation.

The key news is that Thomas Partey has missed the last two matches and remains a doubt, meaning Jorginho will continue at the base of midfield.

Leandro Trossard started in the league for Arsenal for the first time last weekend, but expect Gabriel Martinelli to be back in.

Martin Ødegaard was outstanding at Villa Park, creating seven chances, the most by any Arsenal player in a league game since Mesut Özil against Newcastle in December 2017.

Meanwhile, Bukayo Saka has now featured in 65 successive league games, the longest ongoing run of any player in the division.

Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson are both available again, the former, who scored at the King Power last season, hasn’t started a single game this season.

Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Jorginho, Xhaka, Ødegaard; Saka, Trossard, Nketiah.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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