With the international break done and dusted, the Gunners resume their Premier League campaign with a tricky tie at the Emirates Stadium against Leicester City. Unai Emery’s men were in unbelievable form, notching up 9 wins in a row, before the international break. With the third place up for grabs in the leaderboard, the North London outfit must overpower the foxes and continue the winning run.
Here is how Arsenal are expected to line-up against the foxes.
Bernd Leno has filled in admirably for Petr Cech after the veteran was forced to leave the field against Watford with an injury. With Cech yet to recover, Unai Emery will go with Leno in goal with Emiliano Martinez promoted to the bench.
The Gunners are expected to go with an unchanged back four with the veteran defender Sokratis injured and Laurent Koscielny, a long-term absentee.
Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka have solidified their positions as the first choice midfield duo for the Gunners with some stellar performances at the heart of the midfield. Emery will stick with the duo that has performed admirably in the recent weeks.
Aaron Ramsey will likely be given the No. 10 role owing to his scintillating display against Fulham, where his Harlem globe-trotting goal is sure to be an early contender for the goal of the season. With Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech unavailable for selection, the Welshman is likely to captain the Gunners against the foxes.
With Aaron Ramsey likely to be deployed as a No. 10, Mesut Ozil might be shunted to the right wing. The German’s presence in the starting XI will result in Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has impressed for Armenia during the international break, demoted to the bench.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are firing on all cylinders and their rich form will see them completing the line-up. Lacazette is the first choice centre-forward and he will start in that role with Aubameyang starting on the left.
Alex Iwobi is likely to miss out with the young Nigerian predominantly being used in the cup competitions.