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Arsenal vs Leicester City: The Gunner’s managed to overcome the Leeds United test in midweek in the Carabao Cup, progressing to the next round, but Mikel Arteta’s side have no time to celebrate as they must swiftly shift their focus back to the Premier League.

Arsenal has been in great form in the league recently, so they will be dynamic to deal with Leicester City during the weekend.

The Gunners started the 21/22 campaign in the worst possible way, sitting at the bottom of the table at one point in time. But since then, the players have rolled up their sleeves and stepped up their game.

Mikel Arteta’s side goes into this Saturday’s match being undefeated in their last 6 league matches.

The North Londoners are tied for points with Leicester, meaning a victory this weekend will help them overtake Brendan Rodgers’s side in the top half of the table.

The momentum is undoubted with the Gunners and the manager will have an upper hand since he had used a second-fiddle side against Leeds.

Aaron Ramsdale will return to the goal after resting in the middle of the week, but there is a slight question mark about Ben White. White started vs. Leeds but had to be taken off in the 55th minute.

Arsenal Gabriel vs Leicester City

The last tome Arenal battle against Leicester City in the Premier League

There were fears of an injury, but the Arsenal boss has discovered that a viral bug had made the defender ill. Pablo Mari is also suffering from the same problem.

“No, there is a bug going on,” Arteta said after the match. “We lost Pablo today as he wasn’t feeling great and Ben had it as well in the last day or two. He wasn’t feeling great, so we decided to take him off.”

Ben White has a few days to recover from this illness, but if he’s not fully fit, then Rob Holding will have to partner Gabriel in central defense.

Martin Odegaard and Kieran Tierney both missed out in the midweek game, but the manager reported that the pair suffered injuries..

“They were both out with two different injuries,” Arteta said.

“They tried yesterday, but they didn’t feel great, they wanted to be involved, but they didn’t feel good enough to be selected today and hopefully in the next few days they can feel better and be available for Leicester.”

Tavares has done well in the absence of Tierney and if the Scottish international is not fit then Mikel Arteta will opt for the same selection which he did vs. Aston Villa last week.

Granit Xhaka stays on the sidelines with a knee injury, meaning Thomas Partey and Lokonga will team up in the middle of the field. Enemy and Maitland-Niles started vs. Leeds so they will go to the bench.

If Odegaard is not available on time, Emile Smith Rowe will be in the #10 position and Bukayo Saka will be filling in for Nicolas Pepe on the right flank

Lacazette has suddenly moved up the pecking order (rightly so) And he should lead the line against Leicester City, which means Aubameyang will once again play on the left. A wider role is not the ideal position for the Gabonese international but one cannot deny that his game rises a notch each time he connects with Lacazette.

Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka sustained an injury in the North London Derby against close rival Tottenham

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Arsenal vs Leicester City predicted line-up:

Predicted Starting Line up(4-2-3-1):

Goalkeeper: Ramsdale

Defenders: Tomiyasu, White/Holding, Gabriel Tavares

Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Lokonga, Odegaard/Smith Rowe

Forwards: Aubameyang, Lacazette, Bukayo Saka.

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