Arsenal look to continue their incredible run of form by making it ten wins in a row against Claude Puel’s Leicester .
After back to back losses in their two opening games, things seem to be clicking into place for new manager Unai Emery.
The Gunners currently sit 4th in the table – two points off leaders Manchester City and above rivals Tottenham .
Leicester themselves are also in the top half of the table, currently sitting in 10th place with 12 points.
The Foxes are displaying an even record of four wins and four draws from their opening eight games.
When is the game?
Arsenal vs Leicester takes place on Monday, October 22 at the Emirates Stadium. Kick-off is at 8:00pm BST.
Where is the game being played?
The game is being played at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal look to make it ten wins in ten.
Is the game on TV?
The game will be shown live on the Sky Sports Premier League channel.
The Mirror Football live blog will be the first place for all the action.
Can you live stream the game?
Sky Sports subscribers can stream the game online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
Petr Cech (Hamstring) is a major doubt as Bernd Leno is expected to start between the sticks. Danny Welbeck is a slight doubt as he also carries the same hamstring injury which led him to pull out of the last England squad.
Arsenal could be without defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos as the 30-year-old was forced off during Greece’s 2-0 defeat to Finland on Monday night. Centre-back duo Laurent Koscielny and Konstantinos Mavropanos are both ruled out.
Wes Morgan is unavailable for The Foxes as he is currently serving a suspension after his red card at Bournemouth a few weeks back. Demarai Gray could be fit to return after picking up an ankle injury during the Carabao Cup win at Wolves .
Matty James is set for a spell on the sidelines with an Achilles injury.
Betting preview and odds from Betfair
Two of the league’s most entertaining sides look set to deliver a Monday night cracker and it’s no surprise to see goals strongly fancied by the Betfair oddsmakers. It’s 9/20 that the fixture delivers over 2.5 goals and Manchester City’s home match with Burnley is the only other Premier League game where three or more goals can be backed at a shorter price.
With 19 goals in the for column, Arsenal are the top-flight’s second highest scorers and Leicester have the highest total outside the current top six, the Foxes finding the back of the net 14 times. Neither defence is watertight either, the Gunners recording three clean sheets this season and the Foxes just two.
So we’re expecting entertainment under the floodlights at The Emirates but who is going to provide the fireworks? Arsenal hotshots Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang are both 1/2 to score and 5/2 to score first. For Leicester Jamie Vardy is the man most likely to, the Foxes hitman is 8/5 to get on the scoresheet and 6/1 to be the man who breaks the 0-0 deadlock.
See more odds from Betfair here.
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What have the managers said?
Emery: “We need to improve because for example the match against Fulham was a very good result and a very good game for 90 minutes. But in the first 45 minutes I thought we needed to do better.
“Leicester are a very good team and play with a clear identity under Claude Puel. They are very competitive, have very good players and we need every single player, and our mentality together to be stronger than in the last match,” added Emery.
Claude Puel looks to replace the suspended Wes Morgan with Johnny Evans: “I think Jonny deserves to play. He is an experienced player, a fantastic player. Normally, he will start on Saturday.”
“It is just James who is not fit. All the other players are available. For the moment, he is resting after his surgery and we will see, step by step, when he can come back with us," added Puel.
Who will win this one?
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