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Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Leicester City

5:15 AM EDT 10/19/18
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Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium on Monday

Arsenal play Leicester City on Monday night and will look to continue their fine form which has seen them record nine straight wins in all competitions.

The Gunners start the Premier League weekend in the top four following their sublime run of form, capped off by their 5-1 win against Fulham before the international break.

They face a Foxes side managed by Claude Puel who are looking for their third league win in four games, having lost their previous league match 2-1 to Everton.


Arsenal Injuries


Mesut Ozil will return after he missed the game against Fulham with back spasms.

Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck face fitness tests while Sokratis is doubtful after sustaining an ankle knock on international duty with Greece. Konstantinos Mavropanos remains on the sidelines suffering from a groin problem.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is back in training following his injury, while Laurent Koscielny has returend to light training and Carl Jenkinson remains out with an ankle complaint.


Arsenal Suspensions


Arsenal have no suspensions for this game while Leicester will be without captain Wes Morgan following his second red card of the season against Everton.


Possible Arsenal Starting Line-Up


Unai Emery is likely to start with Alex Iwobi in attack alongside the returning Ozil.

Alexandre Lacazette will also come back into the starting line-up, as will Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, with Bernd Leno continuing in goal.

The midfield partnership of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira also looks set to continue.


Leicester City Team News


Jonny Evans is set to step into defence to partner Harry Maguire in Morgan's absence.

Wilfred Ndidi and Papy Mendy could start in midfield while Demarai Gray is expected to be back from an ankle problem.


TV Coverage & Kick-Off Time


Kick-off is 8:00pm BST (3:00pm ET) on Monday, and the game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBCSN in the United States, and on various channels around the world.


Best Opta Match Facts


  • Arsenal have never lost a home Premier League match against Leicester City (P12 W11 D1 L0), winning the last 11 in a row.

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been directly involved in 19 goals in his 21 Premier League games for Arsenal (14 goals, 5 assists).

  • Since his Premier League debut – against Arsenal in August 2014 – Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has had a hand in 34 goals in 46 Premier League appearances against ‘big six’ opposition (27 goals, 7 assists).

  • Arsenal have won more Premier League games (59) and points (200) in the month of October than any other side in the competition. The Gunners enjoy their best Premier League win rate in October than any other month (63%).

  • Arsenal are looking to win 10 consecutive games in all competitions for the sixth time in their history, and first since a run of 12 ending in October 2007.