Arsenal vs Leicester Preview & prediction
The Gunners defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 to start the new season, while the Foxes blew a two-goal lead against Brentford to draw 2-2.
Last year, Arsenal’s decision to open the new Premier League campaign in a London derby away from home spelled problems, but Mikel Arteta’s strengthened team made sure that lightning would not strike twice with a professional display against Crystal Palace last Friday.
Aaron Ramsdale had to save his team on more than one occasion, but in the end, a Gabriel Martinelli header from a skillfully executed corner routine and a Marc Guehi own goal gave the Gunners the victory.
With the help of Zinchenko’s assist, Gabriel Jesus’s spirited performance, and William Saliba’s man-of-the-match showing, the trio of debutants set early benchmarks for the months to come as Arsenal looks to get their efforts at the Emirates off to a strong start.
It has been more than 50 years since Arsenal started a top-flight season with back-to-back wins and back-to-back clean sheets. However, the Gunners finished the 2021–22 campaign with three straight home victories over Manchester United, Leeds United, and Everton.
The nucleus of the present Arsenal crop should feel confident, however Arteta has confirmed that his team is still intending to be active in the transfer market before the window ends.
Although Leicester had gone five games without losing in the Premier League, they only managed four league victories away from home during the whole 2021–22 season, and their lone away clean sheet came against Burnley in March.
The Foxes have lost against Arsenal on the road the most times of any team in the top league, with 35 defeats, including a 2-0 setback at the Emirates back in March after the Gunners had previously won by the same score at the King Power in October.
The Arsenal defense has been strengthened by Saliba and Zinchenko, and the team is well-positioned to earn another three points this weekend, especially if Arteta has all of his players available.
Since Leicester has a long history of losing clean sheets away from home, we may anticipate another two-goal victory for Arteta’s team in front of their home crowd
Arsenal to win and over 1.5
possible correct scores:
Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City
Arsenal 2- 1 Leicester City