Premier League Gameweek 10
Oct 30, 2021 KO: 11:30

Leicester City - Arsenal

King Power Stadium Leicester
Referee: Michael Oliver
  5' Gabriel
  18' Smith Rowe

Match preview

Tierney to return? - How Arsenal could line up against Leicester

Kieran Tierney has missed Arsenal's last two matches, but could be set for a return against Leicester in the Premier League

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta should have almost a full squad available at his disposal for this weekend's Premier League encounter with Leicester.

A bug has gone through the Gunners squad this week which left Pablo Mari left out of the team against Leeds in the League Cup, while Ben White only managed around 55 minutes of action in that game before being withdrawn due to illness.

Kieran Tierney has missed the last two matches against Aston Villa and Leeds due to a bruised ankle, but Arteta confirmed that he hopes to have both the Scot and Martin Odeggard available for selection after a couple of small injuries to the pair.

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Granit Xhaka remains a long term absentee.

Arsenal put in one of their better performances of the season against Villa in the Premier League last Friday, winning 3-1.

In that fixture, Arteta opted to field a 4-4-2 formation and we could see that again against the Foxes.

Aaron Ramsdale will start in goal behind a back four of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Gabriel, White and Tierney.

Bukaya Saka and Emile Smith Rowe will feature on the wings with Thomas Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga in central midfield.

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could partner each other up front again.

Odegaard could start the game on the bench due to his recovery from injury.

Potential Arsenal XI v Leicester

Match statistics

Leicester City
Statistics
Arsenal
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
10
12
Draws
3
3
Losses
7
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
34
33
Goals Per Game
1.70
1.65
More > 2.5 Goals
14
9
More > 3 Goals
9
7
Scored First in a Match
12
13
Scored Both Halves
9
7
Won More > 1 Goal
2
9
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
34
18
Did Not Score
2
6
Both Teams Scored
14
6
Kept Clean Sheet
4
10
Won Without Conceding
4
8
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
630
704
Possession
48
56
Passes
445
537
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
14
Shots on Target
4.50
4.58
Goals out of Shots
0.16
0.13
Crosses
18
20
Offsides
2.00
2.00
Penalties
0.15
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.50
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
15
16
Interceptions
12
9.25
Own Goals
0.10
0.05
Aerials Won
16
13
Total Shots Conceded
14
12
Shots on Target Conceded
4.40
3.74
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.13
0.07
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.20
9.00
Yellow Cards
1.45
1.30
Red Cards
0.05
0.05

Injuries

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