Leicester vs Arsenal Premier League preview: How to watch, lineups, team news & prediction

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Leicester vs Arsenal: Premier League preview of Saturday’s clash at the King Power Stadium as Arteta aims to extend unbeaten run. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal face the sternest test yet of their recent run as they travel to Leicester on Saturday for matchweek ten of the Premier League season. Here is the preview.

It’s all going rather well, isn’t it? Stopping short of going very well, the season is at least plodding along better than expected after the horror opening. Following the 2-0 win over Leeds, Arsenal find themselves unbeaten in eight matches and into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

That’s not too shabby.

As a trip to the King Power Stadium is next up on the fixture list, the aforementioned run is well timed. Brendan Rodgers’ side look like they’re starting to click in the Premier League this season despite only find themselves above Arsenal on goal difference.

Leicester vs Arsenal: Premier League preview of Saturday’s clash at the King Power Stadium as Arteta aims to extend unbeaten run

An identical record in terms of victories and defeats, the standout feature of their league form that only four teams have conceded more than their 15 goals so far. Defensively they’ve been all over the place, which hasn’t been helped by Wesley Fofana’s injury, Cagalar Soyuncu’s form and summer signing Jannik Vestergaard looking relatively hopeless.

None of which alters the fact this is a tough stadium to come to and a match that could have huge literal and mental consequences on both sides’ aims this season.

With Leicester’s Europa League involvement and the strength of the top three sides, they look set to be one of the teams directly competing with Arsenal for a top six berth. Yet, they will harbour the hope of snatching top four.

Manchester United look like being the side to wobble, so there is real scope for a club to sneak into the Champions League places as their expense. It’s unlikely to be Arsenal, and more so the Foxes, but both managers will have it within their sights.

Speaking of the top six, victory on Saturday will see Arsenal move up into fifth position ahead of the rest of the teams playing, which will constitute their highest standing in the table so far this season – no matter how short lived it may be.

The truest test yet of whether Mikel Arteta is indeed turning a corner with this team awaits in Leicestershire. It should be a cracking Premier League affair.

How to Watch on TV

When Is Kick Off? Saturday 30 October
What Time Is Kick Off? 12:30 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? King Power Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport (UK) fuboTV (USA)
Referee? Michael Oliver

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