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Leicester City v Arsenal: Foxes Too Cunning For Gunners!

Leicester City To Inflict More Gunners Away Day Pain As Rodgers Foxes Attempt To Get Back To Winning Ways. Team News. Manager Comments. Stats, And Prediction. 

By: Marc Gingell

On away form, Arsenal are down in 10th place having won six, lost seven, and drawn four. Tottenham, Chelsea, and Manchester have all lost seven as well but they have all won more on the road. At the Molineux stadium, Wolves were far too strong for them and won 3-1. At Vicarage Road they were presented with an early goal and Watford were down to ten men for more than 80 minutes. They held on to the early goal but didn’t look convincing. At Goodison Park, Everton battered them and how the score remained 1-0, and not four or five is a mystery. 

Crystal Palace, away day specialists, also beat them last time out at the Emirates which means the Gunners are facing three straight Premier League defeats for the first time this season. Right at the start of the season, they lost their first two, home to Manchester City and away to Chelsea, but they bounced back to beat West Ham in the third game. They then went on a winning streak that included beating Leicester 3-1.

Match Details

28-04-2019 King Power Stadium Leicester City (10) v Arsenal (5)
KO:12:00 REF: M Oliver

Leicester At Home

At the King Power Stadium Leicester have lost eight which is more than Southampton and Brighton and only one less than Fulham. Last time out Newcastle travelled home with the points but prior to that Bournemouth, Fulham, and Brighton all left with nothing. They were Brendan Rodgers first home games and he will be looking for a response from his team today.

Leicester Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Daniel Amartey Leg injury.

Arsenal Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Héctor Bellerín Knee injury. Rob Holding Anterior cruciate ligament. Danny Welbeck Ankle injury. Denis Suárez Groin Injury.
  • Expected Back 12 May: Aaron Ramsey Hamstring injury.
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Facial Injury

Opta Stats

  • Leicester have won just one of their last 24 Premier League meetings with Arsenal (D7 L16).
  • Arsenal haven’t lost consecutive away league games against Leicester since November 1983.
  • After a run of four consecutive Premier League victories, Leicester are winless in their last two under Brendan Rodgers (D1 L1).
  • Leicester have lost eight Premier League home games this season. They’ve only lost more in a single campaign in the competition in 1994-95 (10) and 2001-02 (9).
  • Arsenal have lost their last two Premier League games on a Sunday, last losing three such games in a row back in March 2013.
  • Arsenal have never lost a Premier League game that has kicked off at 12 noon, winning 15 and drawing four. Their last such match was a 5-1 win at Fulham earlier this season.
  • Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers hasn’t lost consecutive home league games at any of his clubs since September 2012, losing vs Arsenal and Manchester United at Anfield as Liverpool boss.
  • Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has won just two of his nine Premier League meetings with Arsenal (D3 L4), beating them with Swansea in January 2012 and Liverpool in March 2014.
  • Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored three goals in his two league games against Leicester, averaging a goal every 40 minutes against the Foxes.
  • Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League games against Arsenal – only against Liverpool (7) has he scored more in the competition than he has against the Gunners (6).


After today Leicester travel to Manchester City and host Chelsea in their final game of the season. They could have a big say in who wins the title and who finishes 3rd and 4th and that could begin today with an emphatic win against Arsenal. Jamie Vardy could cause the Gunners some damage with his pace and Harvey Barnes, who scored his first Premier League goal last week, will be looking to build on that.

Leicester City 4 Arsenal 1


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