Arsenal 4th (6-0-2) vs Leicester City 10th (4-0-4)
Live from the Emirates, Monday at 3pm ET on NBCSN
The Foxes finally got their first victory against the Gunners last year when they won 3-1 at The King Power stadium. Should the manage a victory, it will be the first time Leicester beat them consecutively in the same year since 1976 in the old League One.
The Gunners have the best striker duo since Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki took the league by storm in 2015/2016. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been unstoppable since Unai Emery finally decided to give the fans what they wanted, both striker starting. While Aubameyang does tend to play more on the left, while Lacazette stays more central, both strikers can enter the box and switch with dangerous ease.
While Wes Morgan deserves some of the blame for their result against Everton, I do feel Leicester were doomed from the start. A very poor showing to start the match from the eleven in a fox badge, plus the official, who was easily swayed to desires of the Evertonians like Gríma Wormtongue to a King, ultimately meant the Foxes lost 2-1.
Claude Puel has finally said that Çağlar Söyüncü is ready to play in the first team. While I think it would be very harsh to throw him to the firing squad against a very good Arsenal team, that’s just pretty much what life is like as a Fox and Fox fan, you never know what you’re gonna get.
I really think we’ll eek out a draw at Arsenal. While history is very much against us, neither team has yet to draw this season and I think it’s about time we do, 2-2.