Arsenal v Leicester: match preview

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Sixth meets fifth with Arsenal and Leicester both aiming to bounce back from narrow defeats. The home side need to be more creative and may find Leicester’s expansive approach more conducive to giving the relatively shot-shy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang more chances. How heavily Arsenal are detained defensively may depend on whether Jamie Vardy passes a fitness test for Leicester, who have thrashed both Manchester City and West Brom on the road so far but are yet to find consistency. Nick Ames

Sunday 7.15pm Sky Sports Box Office

Venue Emirates Stadium

Last season Arsenal 1 Leicester 1

Odds H Evens A 3-1 D 3-1

Referee Craig Pawson

This season G3 Y7 R0 2.33 cards/game

ARSENAL

Subs from Rúnarsson, Macey, Saliba, Soares, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Willock, Smith Rowe, Nelson, Pépé, Nketiah, Lacazette, Mustafi

Doubtful Ceballos (ankle), Willian (calf), Mustafi (match fitness), Smith Rowe (match fitness)

Injured Mari (ankle, Nov), Holding (hamstring, Nov), Chambers (knee, Dec), Martinelli (knee, Jan)

Suspended None

Discipline Y5 R0

Form WWLWL

Leading scorer Lacazette 3

LEICESTER

Subs from Ward, Thomas, Albrighton, Choudhury, Pérez, Gray, Iheanacho, Under, Fuchs, Morgan

Doubtful Vardy (calf)

Injured Pereira (knee, Dec), Soyuncu (hip, unknown), Amartey (hamstring, unknown), Ndidi (hip, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y11 R0

Form WWWLL

Leading scorer Vardy 5