After last week’s shambolic performance, Arsenal will be up against last year’s league champions and will be desperate to get all the 3 points needed against Leicester city. After all, they were the only team that won at the king power stadium both home and away last season.
This fixture will be a reminder to Arsenal fans on how they let the league title slip them by. After the failed attempt to sign Jamie Vardy, this will be one pulsating fixture as Vardy will like to remind Wenger the quality he coveted for.
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Lots of goals should be expect in this match as Arsenal are yet to sign a top centre back which most of the supporters have clamoured for.
When Wenger was asked on Mustafi, he said, “I believe it’s better I don’t speak about any individual player. We are working very hard. You are absolutely convinced I don’t want to spend the money but I would like to reassure you that we are ready to spend the money we have. As always, not the money we haven’t got because it’s not my money”. Koscienly is the only senior fit defender and if we are to go by Wenger’s analysis, he is yet to be 100% fit. But with the news that both Ozil and Giroud might be considered for selection, this should kind of restore a little belief in the fans and players
Wenger on whether Ozil, Giroud and Koscienly will be available:
Yes, I will consider them for selection this weekend. Of course, they have not played any games for a while, so I have to be selective and I cannot go for the three because that would be too risky. But basically, with Laurent Koscienly I have no choice. If I have to take a gamble on one, it’s certainly on him.
Wenger on Gabriel
He is doing well, but it is six to eight weeks. He is in the boot, but it’s very difficult to assess him because he cannot walk properly at the moment.
Wenger on Ramsey and Iwobi :
Both of them have minor muscular problems. I think they will be out until after the international break but we feared worse for Iwobi especially. It’s a thigh problem for Iwobi, and Ramsey is a hamstring that will require two or three weeks. It’s better news than we feared at the start.
Arsenal Fc expected line up:
Bellerin- Holding- Koscienly – monreal
Theo- Ozil -Chamberlain
Leicester city expected line up:
Simpson- Morgan- Huth- Fuchs
Amartey – Drinkwater
Mahez Okazaki- Musa
Head to head league record:
Leicester wins: 1
Leicester city: L
Arsenal Fc: L
Arsenal to win 3-2
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