Arsenal chase seventh straight win


Arsenal will chase a seventh straight win in the Premier League when they host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Monday, 22 October 2018, kick-off at 21h00 CAT.

Arsenal has been in superb form under new manager Unai Emery and produced arguably their best display in the Spaniard’s tenure just before the international break. The Gunners were ruthless in destroying London rivals Fulham 5-1 away from home, with goals from Alexandre Lacazette (two), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (two) and Aaron Ramsey.

The result took Arsenal up to fourth place on the log on 18 points – just two adrift of the leading trio of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool. It may be too early to talk of a title push from Emery’s side, but they can now be considered strong contenders for the top four.

Leicester, meanwhile, has struggled to find consistency under manager Claude Puel. In their last outing, they suffered a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Everton – a third loss from their last five league matches.

The Foxes are placed a respectable 10th on the log with 12 points, but there is growing pressure on Puel to bring more out of the team and he will need his players to step up for a tough challenge against the Gunners.

Arsenal will hope to have Mesut Ozil return from a back spasm, while Danny Welbeck suffered a hamstring strain which saw him pull out of England duty but he could be fit for the clash with Leicester.

The teams have met in 24 Premier League matches, with the Gunners claiming 15 wins compared to just two for the Foxes. In addition, Leicester has never won an away game against Arsenal in the Premier League era.

The clubs’ most recent clash was at the King Power Stadium back in May and the Foxes racked up a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, while Aubameyang was on the scoresheet for the Gunners.

Arsenal v Leicester City – Head-to-Head, Premier League only

Matches played 24
Arsenal wins 15
Leicester wins 2
Draws 7

Last five results – Premier League

Arsenal W W W W W
Leicester L W W L L