The top four face off in Saturday’s Premier League kick-off
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The top four pursuers Leicester and Arsenal meet on Saturday at the Premier League kick-off.
The two teams are only separated by goal difference and have seen some impressive twists in recent weeks.
Leicester beat Brentford last Sunday while Arsenal beat Aston Villa.
The Gunners clinched a 3-1 victory in their game last season after goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe.
Both will be eager to maintain their good form on Saturday noon and continue to climb in the standings.
Leicester v Arsenal: talkSPORT commentary
This Premier League clash will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 30.
Full coverage of King Power will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match prep starting at 11am.
Reshmin Chowdhury will be your host and commentary will come from Clive Tyldesley and former England winger Trevor Sinclair.
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Leicester v Arsenal: team news
Wilfred Ndidi remains on the sidelines with a hamstring problem while Marc Albrighton is not yet ready to return.
James Justin and Wesley Fofana have been missing for a long time.
Patson Daka is pushing for a start following his impressive form recently.
Arsenal have a lot of issues to deal with.
Ben White, Kieran Tierney, Martin Odegaard and Pablo Mari are all skeptical and will need late testing.
Granit Xhaka remains absent with his knee problem.
Leicester v Arsenal: the facts about the game
- After a 22-game winless streak against Arsenal in the Premier League between 1995 and 2018, Leicester have won four of their last seven against the Gunners in the competition (D1 L2).
- Arsenal won twice away against Leicester last season – 2-0 in the League Cup and 3-1 in the Premier League. They haven’t won three straight away games against the Foxes in all competitions since September 1925.
- Leicester have won their last two Premier League games, beating Manchester United and Brentford, and are looking for three consecutive league wins for the first time since their first three games in 2021 against Newcastle, Southampton and Chelsea.
- After losing consecutive away Premier League games in early February (to Wolves and Aston Villa), Arsenal have since lost just two of their 11 league games on the road (W6 D3). However, Arsenal have only won one of their last 12 away Premier League games on a Saturday that started before 1 p.m. (D5 L6), beating Fulham 3-0 in MD1 last season.
- Arsenal have scored just one goal in their four Premier League away games so far this season, with only Norwich (6) having fewer attempts on target on the road than the Gunners (9).
- Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored more Premier League goals against Arsenal than against any other team in the competition (11). In fact, only Wayne Rooney (12) has scored more against the Gunners in the competition than Vardy.
- Four of Brendan Rodgers’ five league wins against Arsenal have come at home, winning once with Swansea, once with Liverpool and three times with current club Leicester.
- Despite only playing 84 minutes in the Premier League this season – all as a substitute – Patson Daka was directly involved in two goals for Leicester (one goal, one assist), scoring in his only appearance at King Power Stadium. The only two Foxes players to score in their first two Premier League home appearances for the club are Julian Joachim (1994 at Filbert Street) and Leonardo Ulloa (2014).
- Two of the four players aged 21 or under to create more than 10 Premier League chances are Arsenal duo Emile Smith Rowe (13) and Bukayo Saka (14), with Smith Rowe assisting in two of his last four appearances in the Premier League.
- Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been involved in five goals in his last six Premier League appearances (4 goals, 1 assist). However, all of this took place in home games, with his last away goal for the Emirates being at Newcastle in May.
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