Leicester City, looking for a pick-me-up after a disappointing to loss to Hull City last weekend will host Arsenal, themselves looking to come back from a loss to Liverpool on the opening weekend. This could already be an important match for two teams with aspirations for success this year.
The Foxes will be out for revenge having been beaten home and away last season, despite only losing one other game. Adding to the drama will be the appearance of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, both of whom have now signed new contracts this summer to end protracted transfer sagas in which they turned down the Gunners’ advances.
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Location: King Power Stadium, Leicester, England
Kick-off time: 17:30 PM GMT, 12:30 PM Eastern, 09:30 AM Pacific
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Available TV: BTSport (UK), NBC Sports Live (US), TSN5 (Canada)
Available streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra, BTSport Live Streaming
Available Radio: TalkSport (UK), SiriusXM FC (US)
Leicester City Team News
With Robert Huth returning from suspension, Claudio Ranieri has his full squad to pick from.
Arsenal Team News
As is tradition, Arsenal enter the game with an injury list too long to include in full, including new worries in Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi, plus long term absentees like Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker, among others.
Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil are ready to go after the Euro’s, however, and Wenger may gamble on the fitness of Laurent Koscielny.
CITY: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan (c), Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Mendy, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy #LeiArs— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 20, 2016
SUBS: Hernandez, Musa, King, Amartey, Zieler, Gray, Ulloa #LeiArs— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 20, 2016
Big game today, come on you Foxes!