Arsenal are set to take on Leicester City in the premier league game on Wednesday night, 26 April 2017 at Emirates Stadium. This game holds massive importance for Arsenal who must win this game to keep their slender hopes of top four finish alive. Leicester City on the other hand can win the game and reach magical 40 points mark which will be enough to keep them safe from relegation zone. Alot to play for in this game and it will kickoff at around 19:45 uk time.
Leicester City has lost both of their competitive games so far this season. First they were humbled by Manchester United in the community shield game while newly promoted Hull City did a “Leciester” on Leicester City last weekend. Claudio Ranieri stated going into the weekend clash against Arsenal that getting 40 points is still the priority but they do have good news with Mahrez signing new contract at the club.
Arsene Wenger on the other hand came under massive pressure after Arsenal were ripped apart by clinical Liverpool at the Emirates last weekend and now they are under even more pressure going into the game against Leicester in their pursuit of first three points of the season.
Team News & Lineups: Arsenal has massive selection worries ahead of the saturday kickoff. Chambers and Holding might start against at the heart of the defense while Mertesacker and Paulista are still out injured alongside Koscielny who is a doubt with lack of fitness. Ramsey got injured against Liverpool and will miss atleast a month but Jack Wilshere might be ready for a start.
Leicester are likely to keep the front duo of Musa and Vardy in starting lineup while Mahrez, Drinkwater, Grey and Mendy should starting in midfield.
Match Predictions: The game holds significant importance for both teams and their season objectives. A defeat will put a massive dent on teams aspirates and they might just not recover to achieve their respective goals. Having said that Arsenal always turn up when back to the wall and I expect Wenger’s men to produce a good performance on saturday. A 2-1 win for Arsenal as far as Im concerned.