The reverse fixture is even more important than when Arsenal visited Leicester City last summer. This time around, both side can not afford not to win the match but Leicester City need the win more than ever.
Why Leicester City Need to Win Arsenal
Arsenal football club is still nurturing the hope of making it into the top four despite being on the 7th spot with 49 points. A win tonight would take them to 52 points, 7 points away from their dream 4th spot.
In the other hand, Leicester City is already in the top four and must not blink at this point of the season. A win against Arsenal tonight is not negotiable because if they lose, they will maintain their 58 points which might not be enough for them to remain in the top four.
The event that would keep Leicester in the top four in peace at least for now is if 5th placed Manchester United lose to Aston Villa on Thursday and Chelsea draw or lose to Crystal Palace this evening. If Leicester City lose, Chelsea and United win, Leicester City and United will have the same point, and Leicester will remain on the 4th spot only with goals difference while Chelsea will take over the 3rd spot.
The current form of Leicester City
Since the Premier League returned from the coronavirus break, Leicester City suddenly became the weeping boys of the league. For instance, in their last 5 matches, they have only managed to win one against Crystal Palace on Saturday, July 4. They lost the two and drew the other two.
In the last five games, they have managed to score 5 goals while they have conceded 4 goals.
The current form of Arsenal
Arsenal football club has not been having it so great since the return of the season on June 17. So far, they have played 6 matches including FA Cup quarter-final win over Sheffield United on June 28.
In the six matches, Arsenal have won 4 matches and lost just two which is not too bad when compared to how they started the season. In those six matches, they have scored 11 goals and have conceded 6 goals.
Team News: Arsenal
Arsenal most expensive signee, Nicolas Peps should be available for the match after he missed the win over Wolves due to the birth of his child. Calum Chambers, Bernd Leno, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli will still not be available for selection due to injuries.
Possible starting line-up for Arsenal: Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka; Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang
Team news: Leicester City
Leicester City would not have the luxury of having the likes of Ben Chilwell and Ayoze Perez due to fitness issues. James Maddison might also not be available due to hip problem.
Leicester’s Possible starting line-up: Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Praet, Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez; Iheanacho, Vardy