Leicester City v Arsenal | Premier League preview | Predicted lineup

Leicester City v Arsenal | Premier League Preview | Predicted Lineup

Arsenal travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on Wednesday evening and will be aiming to get their first away point of 2018.

The FA Cup holders have struggled for consistency this season but will be aiming for a strong finish to the campaign for departing manager Arsene Wenger.

Goalkeeper

In goal, Petr Cech should remain between the stick ahead of David Ospina.

The retired Czech international put in a brilliant performance against Burnley on May 6, keeping only his second clean sheet of the year.

Defence

It remains to be seen who will start at left-back between Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal. Kolasinac started against Burnley while Monreal was an unused substitute.

Hector Bellerin should start in his regular right-back role, with the Spanish international have played in 34 of Arsenal’s 36 Premier League games.

We could see the combination of Calum Chambers and Konstantinos Mavropanos at the heart of defence for their third consecutive league game, with the pair impressing against the Clarets last weekend.

Midfield

Granit Xhaka has been a regular mainstay under Wenger and is likely to start in a deep-lying role for the Gunners on Wednesday.

Alongside the Swiss international, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey could get the nod, with Alex Iwobi likely to miss out.

Iwobi was very impressive against Sean Dyche’s men last weekend, but Wenger may prefer the industrious Ramsey at the King Power.

The Welshman is very capable of offering more defensively and could help stem Leicester’s threat on the counter.

Attack

Mesut Ozil remains a doubt for Leicester as he’s suffering from a back problem.

This could see a similar lineup that played against Burnley – Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starting either side of centre-forward Alexandre Lacazette.

Prediction

Both teams should find the net due to their attacking threat, but Arsenal should see this as a chance to end their away woes this year with a long-awaited victory.

Leicester City 1-3 Arsenal

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