Arsenal vs Leicester City: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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Arsene Wenger's men will be desperate to put together a winning run to end the season but face a side more dangerous than their position suggests

Arsenal will look to record a third consecutive victory on Wednesday night when they face Leicester City in their return to Premier League action.

The Gunners booked their place in the FA Cup final by defeating Manchester City after extra time on Sunday, and have won back-to-back games since switching to a 3-4-3 formation.

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Next up are the Foxes, who had the weekend off after being eliminated from the Champions League by Atletico Madrid.

Game Arsenal vs Leicester City
Date Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time 19:45 GMT, 14:45 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Granit Xhaka Arsenal FA Cup

In the UK, the match will not be broadcast live on television.

UK TV channel Online stream
None None

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on NBC's Premier League Extra Time channel and by stream via NBC Sports Live.

US TV channel Online stream
NBC Premier League Extra Time NBC Sports Live

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Arsenal players
Goalkeepers Cech, Martinez, Macey
Defenders Debuchy, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Bellerin, Jenkinson, Holding, Mustafi
Midfielders Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Coquelin, Elneny, Iwobi, Xhaka
Forwards Giroud, Walcott, Alexis, Sanogo, Welbeck

Shkodran Mustafi remains a doubt for Arsenal with a thigh injury, but Danny Welbeck came off the bench against Man City and should be available after a toe problem. David Ospina, Lucas Perez and Santi Cazorla are all out.

Arsene Wenger is expected to continue with his new three-man defence after winning two games in a row, meaning the impressive Rob Holding is likely to keep his place.

Position Leicester City players
Goalkeepers Schmeichel, Hamer, Zieler
Defenders Simpson, Wasilewki, Fuchs, Chilwell, Huth, Benalouane
Midfielders Drinkwater, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Mahrez, Gray, Kapustka, Ndidi
Forwards Vardy, Okazaki, Ulloa, Musa

Islam Slimani and Wes Morgan have been ruled out for Leicester with respective groin and hamstring problems, while Molla Wague and Nampalys Mendy also remain out. Mendy has undergone surgery on his ankle and will miss the rest of the season.

Morgan's absence means Yohan Benalouane is likely to continue at centre-back, with Robert Huth returning after being suspended for the Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.


BETTING & GAME ODDS


Jamie Vardy Leicester City Champions League

Arsenal are 4/7 favourites to win at home, according to Oddschecker, with Leicester priced at 9/2 and the draw available at 15/4.

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Alexis Sanchez is the 10/3 favourite to score first, with Olivier Giroud priced at 7/2 and Jamie Vardy the top choice for the Foxes at 17/2.


GAME PREVIEW


Arsene Wenger Arsenal FA Cup

If this is the final stretch for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, it might be argued that it was Leicester that put the writing on the wall.

The Gunners had a golden opportunity to end their Premier League title drought last season, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool way off the pace, Tottenham not quite the complete team they are this year and Manchester City sleepwalking into the Pep Guardiola era.

It was the year in which the consistency of Wenger's teams, always good but never quite great since the Invicibles, should have paid off. They should have won the league by default.

Instead, Claudio Ranieri engineered the Foxes' miracle and 12 months on, Wenger finds himself in a situation in which his signing of a new contract will draw half the fanbase into an uprising and cause the other half to simply tune out.

There will almost certainly not be Champions League football at the Emirates Stadium next season, though that competition has not provided much beyond cash for Arsenal in recent years anyway.

Leicester's away form has been dreadful during the current campaign, and Arsenal will be considerable favourites to win on Wednesday night. The battle with the Foxes they really needed victory in, however, has long gone.

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