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

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2. James Justin

With Ricardo Perreira out until the end of the season and perhaps even beyond that, Brendan Rodgers turned to young right-back James Justin to complete his backline. Prior to lockdown, Leicester featured one of the most comprehensive and complete back fours in the league. The full-back tandem of Ben Chilwell and Perreira was a crucial part of that. Not anymore.

Justin is young and raw. He is very quick but has been exploited positionally on several occasions. Leicester have conceded four goals in five games since the restart. Justin has been a part of the lack of security from one of the best defences in the league before play was suspended. And with Arsenal’s primary attacking threat coming from the left side, they could look to test him.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been prolific off the left flank, taking up difficult positions to mark in between the opposing full-back and centre-back. Kieran Tierney also pushes very high up the pitch and is excellent at delivering crosses into the penalty area, while Bukayo Saka will also drift over to that side. It creates problems for the opposing right-back and right centre-back. Justin, then, will be challenged.