Leicester City vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ
After the nervous game mid-week, we have a somewhat easier game this Sunday but even then, a Premier League team is never truly easy and I’m sure we’ll be a nervous mess come the 75th minute.
Leicester City gave Chelsea a lot of trouble last week but ultimately failed to punish them. With a home crowd behind them, they could be very tricky to face and we have a plethora of injuries to key players at the moment.
I expect us to play a possession game that also looks to punish on the counter. We will most likely be very direct with Sanchez as our striker. Alexis will need to play better than he did against Everton. He was far too deep and didn’t run the channels enough to cause their defence problems. This time I expect Sanchez to be causing the Foxes a lot of troubles with better movement and positioning.
Predicted Line up:
Debuchy – Mertesacker – Koscielny – Monreal
Flamini – Ramsey
Wilshere – Özil – Cazorla
It’s still a very strong team considering the injuries to Gibbs, Arteta, Walcott and Giroud. The defence is very strong and I personally want to see an improved performance by Debuchy. He lacks that defensive edge at the moment and I’m hoping that’s just down to him learning his role at a new team.
Arteta is apparently fit enough to train but won’t be fit enough to start. He’ll probably be ready next week and there’s no need to risk him for this game.
Wenger has opted to play the 4-3-3 so Wilshere can play in the CM role but I’m hoping that Wenger decides against it and goes with Wilshere on the right in our traditional 4-2-3-1. The 4-3-3 is absolutely killing Özil at the moment with him playing on the left. It is completely destroying his game and he’s hinted at that in his most recent interview.
This game will be tricky but we will come out on top. 3 – 1 to Arsenal.