Race for the 4th Spot: Gunners hosts the Foxes

In this game at the Emirates Stadium, it is essential for Arsenal to keep the three points at home. Arsenal entered the penalty area with 15 wins, three draws and seven losses and are currently at the fourth position of the standings. This season, Arsenal has averaged 2.23 points per game at home in the Premier League, while Leicester City has averaged 1 point per game away. No team has scored more in Arsenal’s last 10 Premier League games (tied with Manchester City).

Leicester City has never faced the Gunners in two consecutive away games. Only against Manchester United (65) has Leicester City conceded more goals in the Premier League than Arsenal (63). Mikel Arteta’s side won 2-0 in the away blitz, but Leicester City is a significant attacking threat (top scorer outside the top six) and has already beaten Manchester United and Liverpool.

Arsenal is now five games unbeaten in Premier League and has moved into European places for the first time this season, an area of ​​the table where they will be desperate to stay. Arsenal had a bad start to the year 2022, where they lost to Manchester City in the league match, followed by a loss to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup, which saw Arsenal get eliminated from the tournament. Liverpool also used their strong side to beat Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Semis over two legs. Arsenal then played five league matches from which they drew against Burnley’s lower side. This draw was followed by a winning streak of four games twice against Wolves, Brentford and Watford. All know Arsenal’s love for fourth place in the league; as the season comes to its last phase, the race for the fourth spot gets exciting, with five teams going head to head. 

In addition to the domestic league, Leicester City has participated in the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League. Leicester City played Rennais in the UEFA Conference League RO 16 first leg and won it with a comfortable score-line of 2-0 at home. Last week they met Leeds United, who was managed by their newly appointed manager Jesse Marsch. Both the teams evenly controlled the ball, though Leeds took more shots on goal than Leicester. It was Harvey Barnes for Leicester who scored in the 67th minute, which proved to be the winner. Leicester City is struggling to keep up their form in the Premier League as they see themselves at the table’s bottom half (12th). Last season, they were the FA Cup winners, beating Chelsea in the finals. 

Going against Arsenal, who have been in good form lately and aiming to finish fourth, it will be tough for Leicester to win the Emirates. With their top scorer Vardy out due to knee injury, the attack of the foxes will be looking for help in the box. It will be an entertaining game at the Emirates, and we feel Arsenal will come out with all three points, or do you think Leicester will be able to stop them?.

Vishal Patra

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