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Premier League 2018/19: Arsenal’s expected lineup against Leicester City

Arsenal Football Team
Arsenal Football Team

Arsenal will be hoping to continue their sparkling form in the Premier League when they host Leicester City this Monday. Unai Emery’s side is in amazing form having won nine games on the trot in all competitions including six successive victories in the league and without any doubt, the Gunners will look to add another three points to their total when they host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.

The Gunners still have some injury concerns especially in the centre back position but despite that fact the Arsenal back four will do everything to secure another clean sheet against Leicester City on Monday.

Let’s look at the formation, as well as the personnel Arsenal boss Unai Emery is most likely to opt for.

Unai Emery will most likely opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation with the following players in the starting XI.


Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno

Bernd Leno
Bernd Leno

The summer signing Bernd Leno is expected to start against Leicester on Monday at Emirates Stadium following an injury to Petr Cech, who is expected to be out for 3-4 weeks.

Defenders: Nacho Monreal, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin

Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi

Nacho Monreal is expected to start at the left-back position against Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on Monday. He has had seven starts so far this season, in which, he has scored once, and provided one assist.

Shkodran Mustafi is an experienced Premier League defender and will once again he will have to lead the Arsenal back four by example if the Gunners have intentions of earning a clean sheet against Leicester.

Rob holding will most likely partner Shkodran Mustafi at centre-back. The defender has done reasonably well when he has been given the opportunity and he will be looking to cement his place further in the Arsenal starting line up if, expectedly, he takes the field against Leicester City on Monday.

Hector Bellerin should be starting at the right-back against Leicester. His blistering pace could be unsettling for opposing Defenders and he will be rightfully taking his place in the starting lineup for Arsenal.

Midfielders: Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil

MesOzil
Mesut Ozil

Lucas Torreira is likely to start for Arsenal at Emirates. Torreira is expected to add the combative spirit in the midfield which Arsenal has been lacking since the days of Patrick Vieira. He could be the most vital player for Arsenal, especially when it comes to controlling the midfield against Leicester.

Granit Xhaka is likely to start alongside Lucas Torreira, and will most likely play the role of the destroyer for Arsenal in midfield. When it comes to attacking options, Unai Emery will expectedly turn to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the left side of the midfield, however, he was much more effective when he played in the striker position last year. With his outrageous pace and skills, he can cause havoc for the Leicester defence.

Mesut Ozil will most likely be given the number 10 role against Leicester. The German has scored twice in six appearances so far this season. And, on the right side of midfield, Alex Iwobi should be the one providing width to the Gunners’ game.

Iwobi has scored once and provided two assists so far this season, while Aubameyang has scored four times while providing one assist in eight appearances.

Striker: Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette is likely to lead the line for Arsenal following a decent start to the season. He is a proven goalscorer, and in all likelihood will get the nod to play as a striker against Leicester City on Monday.

Aside from his goal-scoring prowess, he is very speedy and has got good dribbling skills as well. Furthermore, he also presses the opposition high up the field and has the ability to win the ball back. This could prove beneficial for Arsenal.

A fully fit and confident Alexandre Lacazette can trouble the best of defences in the world.

The French Striker has had a decent start to the season having already scored four goals in the Premier League. He will definitely be looking to add to his tally when he takes his place in the starting lineup against Leicester City.

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