Leicester vs Arsenal LIVE: Foxes look to move up to second while Gunners can overtake Tottenham

Leicester take on Arsenal at lunchtime today looking to move into second in the Premier League table.

The Foxes beat Aston Villa last weekend to continue their good form and can leapfrog Manchester United with another win.

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester take on Arsenal this weekend

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Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester take on Arsenal this weekend

They host an Arsenal side this weekend who are eleventh in the table and lost to Manchester City last time out.

Leicester beat Arsenal 1-0 in October thanks to Jamie Vardy’s late winner and the Gunners will be desperate for revenge.

Three points for Mikel Arteta’s side will move them above north London rivals Tottenham, who play later today.

Leicester vs Arsenal: How to listen

This match will get under way at 12pm on Sunday, February 28.

Full coverage from the King Power will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 11am.

Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will come from Nigel Adderley and Dean Ashton.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

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Leicester vs Arsenal: Team news

Harvey Barnes, Ricardo Pereira and Timothy Castagne are expected to be recalled to face Arsenal.

The trio started on the bench in Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League defeat to Slavia Prague which knocked the Foxes out.

James Maddison is out with a hip problem and James Justin, Dennis Praet, Wesley Fofana, Ayoze Perez and Wes Morgan are all sidelined.

Arsenal, meanwhile, should have a fully-fit squad to take to the King Power.

Thomas Partey came off the bench in Thursday’s Europa League win over Benfica and will be pushing for a recall following a hamstring injury.

Rob Holding missed the trip due to a concussion but should be fit again.

Jamie Vardy fired Leicester to victory over Arsenal in October

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Jamie Vardy fired Leicester to victory over Arsenal in October

Leicester vs Arsenal: What has been said?

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: “We have to travel back on a four-hour flight but we won’t use that as an excuse,” he said. “We have to deal with that, we know that when you play in European competition you have to be able to perform every three days and we will prepare to play Leicester with the same intensity like we always do.

“They’ve been really consistent in the league. I think they’ve done a lot of good things, there’s not any luck or anything like that in how they’ve developed as a team.

“Obviously they have a really good manager, a great coaching staff and they have made a lot of good decisions in the last few seasons.

“They have built a way of playing which is completely suited to their recruitment policy, and with a bit of time the quality that they had already in the team – plus some young talents that they have recruited and experienced players they already have – they have a really good mixture. I think they totally deserve the position they are in at the moment.”

 

Leicester vs Arsenal: Match stats and facts

  • Leicester City have won four of their last six Premier League matches against Arsenal (D1 L1), one more than in their previous 36 top-flight league matches against the Gunners (D10 L23).
  • Arsenal have lost their last three away Premier League matches against Leicester, receiving more red cards (2) than goals scored (1) in these three games.
  • Leicester have lost once to Arsenal at the King Power this season, losing 0-2 in the League Cup. The only team to beat the Foxes twice at the King Power in a season is Chelsea, who did so in both 2016-17 and 2017-18.
  • Arsenal have won just 14.3% of their Premier League matches at the King Power Stadium (1/7) – among stadiums at which they’ve played at least five games, only at Hillsborough (12.5%) and Old Trafford (13.8%) do they have a lower win ratio in the competition.
  • Three different teams have already done the Premier League double over Arsenal this season (Aston Villa, Man City, Wolves), the most in a single campaign against the Gunners since 1994-95 (4 – Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and QPR).
  • Leicester City have won six of their seven Premier League games immediately following a European fixture this season (L1), while Arsenal have lost six of their seven such games (W1).
  • Arsenal have lost consecutive away league games five times under Mikel Arteta (including a current run), last losing three in a row in February 2019. On each of the four previous occasions the Gunners have lost back-to-back away games under the Spaniard, they’ve won their next such match.
  • Only Wayne Rooney (12) has scored more Premier League goals against Arsenal than Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, who has scored 11 goals in 12 appearances against the Gunners.
  • Both James Maddison (8) and Harvey Barnes (9) are enjoying their best goalscoring season for Leicester in the Premier League. Between them, they’ve been involved in 19 of Leicester’s last 26 Premier League goals.
  • Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 38 goals in 50 Premier League games played on Sundays, 14 more than he has on all other days of the week combined in the competition (24 in 56).





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