rsenal will hope to keep confidence high after their thrilling win over Benfica as they face a tough trip to Leicester this weekend.
In contrast, Leicester were extremely lacklustre in their second leg against Slavia Prague and a 2-0 loss at the King Power Stadium marked the end of this season’s European campaign.
However, the Foxes are faring much better than the Gunners in the Premier League, with eight places and 15 points separating Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying team – who are also through to the FA Cup quarter-finals – in third with Mikel Arteta’s inconsistent 11th-placed side.
Leicester have claimed back-to-back victories from difficult meetings with Liverpool and Aston Villa, while Arsenal have won just one of their last five top-flight matches, losing three.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Leicester vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 12pm GMT midday kick-off on Sunday, February 28, 2021.
The match will be played behind closed doors at the King Power Stadium due to Government guidelines regarding Covid-19.
How to watch Leicester vs Arsenal
TV channel: Sunday’s match is being broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 11:30am.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can also stream the match online via the BT Sport website or app.
Leicester vs Arsenal team news
Ayoze Perez (knee) also remains out, as do Dennis Praet (thigh), Wes Morgan (back) and long-term absentee James Justin (knee). Wesley Fofana is expected to return to training next week following a hamstring strain.
Arteta could choose to rotate his Arsenal side after a hectic contest against Benfica, with the likes of Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and potentially even skipper Aubameyang – all ever-presents of late – due a rest amid the relentless fixture schedule.
Rob Holding should be fit after a head injury sustained in the 1-0 home defeat by dominant leaders Manchester City last weekend, while Hector Bellerin could make way for Cedric Soares at right-back.
Arsenal squad from: Leno, Runarsson, Ryan; Bellerin, Cedric, Chambers, Gabriel, Holding, Luiz, Mari, Tierney; Ceballos, Elneny, Odegaard, Partey, Saka, Smith Rowe, Xhaka; Aubameyang, Balogun, Lacazette, Martinelli, Nelson, Nketiah, Pepe and Willian.
Leicester vs Arsenal prediction – 2-2 draw
Despite almost blowing the tie in horrendous fashion, Arsenal should nevertheless have seen morale hugely boosted by Thursday’s dramatic finale in Athens that effectively saved their season.
A midday away trip to the King Power isn’t ideal straight off the back of that taxing affair, but Leicester notably lacked energy in their listless loss to Slavia Prague.
We fancy the Gunners to get a decent point on the road.
Leicester vs Arsenal Premier League head to head (h2h) results
Last meeting: Arsenal 0-1 Leicester (25/10/2020)
Leicester vs Arsenal betting tips and odds