Arsenal ARS Partey (11'), Lacazette (Pen 59')
2-0 FT
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Premier League Gameweek 29
Mar 13, 2022 KO: 16:30

Arsenal - Leicester City

Emirates Stadium London
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Partey 11'  
Lacazette (Pen) 59'  

Match preview

Smith Rowe to return? How Arsenal could line up against Leicester City

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta should be able to call upon a relatively full-strength side to take on Leicester City in Sunday's league clash

Arsenal have been on a good run of form lately and will be hoping to continue their efforts to bag a top four finish in the Premier League by claiming all three points against Leicester City.

Fortunately for Mikel Areta, the Arsenal squad don’t have a huge amount of injuries to worry about and should be able to put out a similar starting XI to the one that beat Watford in midweek.

In defence, Arteta is likely to stick with Aaron Ramsdale in goals, with a back four of Kieran Tierney, Gabriel and Ben White in the middle of defence, while Cedric Soares keeps his spot at right back, while Takehiro Tomiyasu continues to miss out through injury.

Arsenal’s only injury concern in midfield comes in the form of Emile Smith Rowe, who was out of action due to a COVID infection. The young star was back in training this week, but is unlikely to be rushed back. Instead, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka will likely keep their spots in midfield, with Martin Odegaard playing in the No.10 role.

Up front, Gabriel Martinelli continues to enjoy regular game time on the left wing since the departure of forwards players in January, while Bukayo Saka should keep his place on the right flank. Alexandre Lacazette will undoubtedly keep his place as the team’s main striker up front.

How Arsenal could line up against Leicester City

Match statistics

Arsenal
Statistics
Leicester City
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
7
Draws
2
4
Losses
6
9
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
36
38
Goals Per Game
1.80
1.90
More > 2.5 Goals
11
14
More > 3 Goals
6
11
Scored First in a Match
14
11
Scored Both Halves
6
6
Won More > 1 Goal
7
5
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
20
38
Did Not Score
5
2
Both Teams Scored
8
14
Kept Clean Sheet
9
4
Won Without Conceding
7
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
15
12
Shots on Target
5.32
4.75
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.16
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.19
2.44
Penalties
0.05
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
11
15
Shots on Target Conceded
4.00
5.45
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.13
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.45
11
Yellow Cards
1.60
1.35
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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  2. Knee Injury image description
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  4. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  5. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  6. Unknown image description
  7. Calf/Shin Injury image description