Arsenal vs Leicester: Premier League preview

A fairly straightforward 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on opening night saw fine performances from the likes of William Saliba, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus, and Mikel Arteta’s Gunners now face a Foxes side still without a new signing and with question marks over much of their squad.

Leicester started strongly against Brentford on Sunday but were unable to stop the Bees fighting back to draw 2-2 in a dispiriting start to the new season. Quite a few eyes will be on Youri Tielemans, a Gunners target, and even more on Wesley Fofana, who Chelsea are keen to sign.

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Date, kick-off time and venue

Arsenal vs Leicester is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off time today, Saturday, August 13, 2022.

Emirates Stadium in north London will host the match.

Arsenal face Leicester at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon

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Where to watch Arsenal vs Leicester

TV channel and live stream: Due to ongoing 3pm blackout restrictions in English football, today’s match will not be televised live in the UK. However, you can watch highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One from 10:20pm.

Live blog: You can also follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Simon Collings at the Emirates.

Arsenal vs Leicester team news

Arsenal are likely to field the same team which beat Palace. Kieran Tierney is available after overcoming another knee injury, though it will take some doing to dislodge Oleksandr Zinchenko just yet.

Arteta hopes that Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu can play a part after returning to training following injury, while the fit-again Fabio Vieira could also see some minutes for his debut. Reiss Nelson is out with a thigh issue.

For Leicester, Fofana is expected to play despite wanting to join Chelsea. Brendan Rodgers will have been pleased with how his wantaway players performed, on the whole, against Brentford and it could be another case of how you were.

Ricardo Pereira, Harvey Barnes and Ryan Bertrand are all still sidelined.

Arsenal vs Leicester prediction

Arsenal are brimming with confidence while Leicester have started a season with the mood darker than it has been for some time.

The Gunners are primed to take advantage, especially against a team who won just once away from home in the league last season. An early goal and this could be done quickly.

Arsenal to win 2-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Arsenal wins: 70

Draws: 45

Leicester wins: 33

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