Arsenal are taking on Leicester City this lunchtime in the Premier League as the Gunners aim to keep alive their aspirations for European football next season. Arsenal are currently 11th in the table and in desperate need of a winning run to bring themselves back into the picture for Europe and this would be a good place to start it against high-flying Leicester.
The Foxes are going well this season and are currently third in the table, with the chance to move into second place above Manchester United, who play Chelsea later today. Brendan Rodgers gives a start to Kelechi Iheanacho with James Maddison injured while Mikel Arteta gives Willian a starting berth for this game.
Follow all the latest action from the game at the King Power.
LEICESTER 0-0 ARSENAL (2’)
Cedric whips an early cross into the Leicester box but Evans is there to clear. At the other end, Iheanacho looks to feed Barnes, instead picking out Leno with a heavy pass.
Callum Rice-Coates28 February 2021 12:03
Leicester get us underway!
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The players are out at a sunny King Power and we’ll be underway very soon…
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MIKEL ARTETA SPEAKS TO BT SPORT
“We want some consistency in results in the Premier League. It’s a competition that we want to do much better and improve our league position dramatically. [On league position] Really bad, I don’t even want to look at it, it’s nowhere near good enough for the standards of this football club. It’s not where we want to be. We have some problems in the last 48 hours to recover players. We had to freshen up and the reality is there are other players who are fighting for chances. [On Leicester] They did something completely different against us at the Emirates: they sat back and were really defensive so we prepare for both.”
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Arsenal were once again unable to contain Jamie Vardy when Leicester visited the Emirates back in October. In a tight game, the persistent striker scored the only goal in the 80th minute and took the Foxes to fourth in the early standings.
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HOW IT STANDS
Leicester will move up to second in the Premier League table if they avoid defeat this afternoon, though they could be overtaken again by Manchester United, who play Chelsea later.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have more modest aspirations, hoping to climb into the top half with a result at the King Power.
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