Live on Sky: Leicester vs Arsenal preview
Watch Leicester vs Arsenal live from 5pm on Sky Sports Premier League; kick-off 5.30pm. Match highlights available shortly after full-time on the Sky Sports website and app
Last Updated: 08/11/19 2:33pm
Team news, key stats and prediction ahead of Leicester vs Arsenal in the Premier League.
Leicester have no new injury concerns, with only long-term absentee Matty James on the sidelines as he continues to struggle with an Achilles injury.
Arsenal will be without Dani Ceballos for the trip to Leicester after he picked up a hamstring strain in the midweek draw against Vitoria. All the remaining first team players will be available.
There will not be a spot in the matchday 18 for Granit Xhaka after he was stripped of the captaincy following his angry exchange with fans a few weeks ago. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named as the new Arsenal captain.
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Leicester vs Arsenal is live on Saturday Night Football from 5pm; kick-off 5.30pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.
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- Leicester have won their last two Premier League home games against Arsenal - they've never beaten the Gunners in three consecutive home top-flight matches.
- Arsenal have lost two of their last three league games against Leicester (W1) - more than they had in their previous 30 against the Foxes (W20 D9 L1).
- Leicester have won eight of their last 11 home Premier League games (W8 D2 L1), including their last four in a row; the Foxes have only won five in a row once previously, doing so in May 2017 under Craig Shakespeare.
- Leicester have won seven of their last nine Premier League games (L2), netting at least twice in each victory. When failing to score more than once, Leicester are winless in their last 13 Premier League matches since beating Everton 1-0 in January (D4 L9).
- Since beating Manchester City at the Etihad in January 2015, Arsenal have failed to win any of their 11 away Premier League matches against teams starting the day in the top three of the division (W0 D3 L8).
- Arsenal have kept just two clean sheets in their last 24 away league games, with both of those games finishing as 1-0 victories (vs Watford and Newcastle).
- This will be Arsenal boss Unai Emery's 50th Premier League match in charge. None of his previous 49 have ended goalless - with only George Burley (67 games), Ossie Ardiles (54) and Joe Royle (53) going more games without a 0-0 draw from the start of a Premier League managerial career.
- Leicester's Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals in his eight Premier League starts against Arsenal. This includes three braces against the Gunners - no player has scored 2+ goals in more different Premier League games against Arsenal (Didier Drogba also 3).
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
It is a very good Leicester team at the moment. Brendan Rodgers has earned the praise. Jamie Vardy's goalscoring level has returned and James Maddison has been great, not to mention everybody else playing their part.
This Leicester side are much better to watch than the title-winning side. They have pace, balance and are technically very good - you can get at them defensively in my mind but they are a decent force with pace and movement in the attacking half. Arsenal do not know how to handle that and cannot defend.
Leicester have too much of this for my liking. Granit Xhaka is finally not the captain and will not be involved. That is a long way off now so the new captain is not going to be inspirational by being the captain, but by scoring goals. I don't know who the manager will pick.
Kieran Tierney needs to work on his final ball and this is important to get the service into the frontmen. Matteo Guendouzi is having a shocker and he is getting away with it due to Xhaka - he needs to be taken out of the team. I would rather Unai Emery go with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Lucas Torreira.
This is his normal position, so let them be the legs in front of you. Mesut Ozil played well so he should stay in the side ahead of Dani Ceballos, while bringing Nicolas Pepe in for the counter-attack. I am not feeling good about this one.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 3-2 (20/1 with Sky Bet)