The Gunners return to Premier League action on Sunday evening looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat by Manchester City.
Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should return to Mikel Arteta‘s starting XI at Emirates Stadium after coming off the bench to net a winning goal against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday.
Only goal difference separates these two sides in the top-flight table after five games apiece, though Leicester are coming off back-to-back losses to West Ham and Aston Villa.
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Arsenal team news
Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is due to return to Arsenal’s starting XI against Leicester tonight after coming off the bench to score the winner against Rapid Vienna.
Aubameyang struck 16 minutes before full-time to spare Arsenal’s blushes on Thursday and kick their Europa League campaign off with a 2-1 win.
Mikel Arteta is likely to make changes from that win in Austria, with Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin due to come in.
Arteta has the option of using them in a back four or back three, but the latter seems more likely given Leicester use a similar formation.
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Date, time and venue
Arsenal vs Leicester is scheduled for a 7.15pm GMT kick-off tonight (October 25, 2020).
The match will be behind closed doors at the Emirates Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be shown live via pay-per-view on Sky Sports Box Office at a cost of £14.95.
Arsenal will be hoping to have Willian and Dani Ceballos available after the pair missed the trip to Austria with minor injuries, while Rob Holding is out.
Leicester’s big injury concern is Jamie Vardy, so often the scourge of Arsenal, who is pushing to be fit after a calf problem that has kept him out of the Foxes last two games.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Leicester
Gunners spirits will be lifted by Aubameyang’s midweek goal and the prospect of a home debut for Partey. Coupled with Leicester dip in league form, Mikel Arteta’s side may have just enough to secure all three points.
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