Arsenal vs. Leicester City match preview

  • Arsenal vs. Leicester City match preview

Arsenal vs. Leicester City match preview

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson admits he would be happier if the 28-year-old moved overseas instead of - just like van Persie - joining and therefore bolstering a Premier League rival.

In the struggle to preserve residence in the Premier League will have to focus, "Huddersfield", "Burnley", "Brighton", "Watford", "Swansea" and "Newcastle".

Leicester and Chelsea won the previous two Premier League titles in campaigns without European football, while Liverpool's top-four finish last season came in similar circumstances, but this time around all of last season's top seven are in the Champions League or Europa League. Arsenal should ease to a comfortable win to move to the top of the Premier League at least for a couple of hours on Friday night.

England striker Jamie Vardy, who was heavily linked with Arsenal 12 months ago, scored a brace either side of a Danny Welbeck leveller that showed Arsenal's rearguard to be equally awful from open play and set-piece situations.

While the Mahrez had a interest to play for Arsenal and Roma.

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs; Albrighton, James, Ndidi, Gray; Vardy, Okazaki.

Just 160 seconds after Lacazette scored, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech was picking the ball out of his net.

And City defender Fuchs described new signing Iheanacho as "a class player" who will help the club in the new campaign.

To do that, Wenger will need to get his team well prepared and ready for anything that Leicester might throw at them, something the Arsenal manager has not always been able to do at the start of the season.

GOAL: As rightly pointed out... The score could pretty much have been anything by half-time but, with Arsenal as susceptible as ever on the counter-attack, Wenger was probably relieved for it to be 2-2. Fuchs done enough to put him off.

But Leicester, which so astonishingly won the league in 2016, couldn't hold on for its first win at Arsenal since 1973.

Danny Welbeck did get the Gunner level in the last few seconds of the first half to give them hope of a better second 45.

With this vital goal tonight...

Five minutes added time can Arsenal hold on or Leicester will get a share of the spoils at the Emirates??