Arsenal Vs Leicester City: 5 key players to watch – Another must-win

Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal FC at The King Power Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

4. Jamie Vardy

Few Premier League players are as consistently dangerous and prolific as Jamie Vardy. Even after a recent drought, which he broke at the weekend, the Leicester striker is the top goalscorer on the season with 21 goals and is fighting with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is on 19, for the Golden Boot award. Stopping Leicester starts with containing Vardy.

Vardy is brilliant on the counter-attack. Blisteringly fast, with a brilliant timing of his runs, he is a consistent threat on the break. And Leicester, especially under Brendan Rodgers, understand how to release him, always looking for early balls from midfield to release him into the channels. His movement is brilliant and it will hurt Arsenal.

Vardy is also the type of centre-forward that Arsenal traditionally struggle against. Quick off the ball, sharp in his movement, and willing to press high up the pitch giving them no respite whatsoever, he will cause the likes of David Luiz, the sleepy Shkodran Mustafi, and hugely unconvincing Sead Kolasinac all sorts of strife.