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Leicester City vs Arsenal FC, Premier League 2022-2023, Today Match Prediction

Leicester, King Power Stadium

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League leaders Arsenal aim to maintain gap at the top when they travel to Leicester

  • Arsenal bounced back from City defeat to beat Aston Villa 4-2 last weekend
  • The Gunners are two points clear of Manchester City, who play Bournemouth
  • Leicester played well against Manchester United last weekend despite losing 3-0

Arsenal to win 2-1

Tournament: Premier League 2022-2023 | Venue: Leicester, King Power Stadium

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Arsenal went to Aston Villa last weekend having lost two of their previous three games and had been overtaken by Manchester City in the league table.

They then faced a real test as they went behind twice in the game, only to show the strength of potential champions to come back and win the match.

Mikel Arteta’s men continue to show the determination and resilience required at the very top, qualities they will need for the remainder of the campaign. 

Leicester played excellently in the first half against Manchester United and should have taken the lead on multiple occasions. Instead, they fluffed their chances and had no response once United went ahead.

That ended a two-match winning run, although their league position of 14th is a much healthier place for them to be compared with earlier in the season.

Can they derail Arsenal’s title charge?

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Reasons to be cheerful:

     Won their most recent home game 4-1 against Tottenham

     Better squad options now more players are back to fitness

Reasons to be fearful:

     Although, James Maddison continues to nurse a knee injury

     Lost their last four against the Gunners

Despite Leicester’s defeat to Manchester United last weekend, there is a feeling that they can kick on in the final third of the season and challenge some of the teams above them in the table.

More of their players are coming back to fitness, such as Youri Tielemans and Jonny Evans, and the new January signings appear to have given the squad a boost.

Six points from their last nine in the league, including a 4-1 victory over Tottenham, show that there is plenty of quality in Brendan Rodger’s team. In Maddison, Barnes, Tete and others they have some stardust.

Their record against Arsenal is far from ideal, of course. They have lost their last four straight games against the Gunners and must be much tighter in defence to keep them out here.

Star Man – James Maddison

Maddison still continues to suffer with a knee issue but plays through the pain, it would seem. He’s so good going forward and always seems to create chances for those around him.

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Reasons to be cheerful

     Win over Aston Villa took them back to the top of the league

     Won nine of their 12 away games this season

Reasons to be fearful

     Conceded seven goals in their last four games

     Thomas Partey remains a doubt in midfield

Arsenal experienced a full turnaround last weekend, not only on the pitch but also the league table.

Having fallen behind twice, the Gunners showed excellent determination to drag themselves back and win the game. With City also dropping points in their game, it meant Arsenal returned to the summit of the table.

A key blow for them recently has been the loss of Partey to injury and he remains a doubt here. Despite bringing in Jorginho from Chelsea, they miss Partey’s energy and tackling in the midfield area.

They have conceded plenty of goals recently, something which Leicester are likely to try and take advantage of.

Arsenal have an excellent record against the Foxes but need to be at their best once again to claim three points.

Star Man – Bukayo Saka

Saka equalised brilliantly against Villa last weekend, smashing the ball into the roof of the net. His 10 goals and eight assists this season is one of the best ratios in the league.

     Will be an entertaining contest

     Expect goals at both ends

     Gunners must be tighter at the back

Like Arsenal’s game against Aston Villa last weekend, we should expect this one to contain a few goals too.

Arsenal’s defence isn’t at its best right now and Leicester created chances for fun against Manchester United last week. If they can take one or two of them, this should be interesting.

Of course, stopping Arsenal scoring is almost impossible right now. Their forward players are in exceptional form and will be confident of claiming another three points for the Gunners.

Arsenal to win 2-1

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Author: Ross B.