We face Leicester City this weekend in the fourth of our consecutive away games, in what could prove an extremely tricky fixture. Claudio Ranieri’s side are the last undefeated team in the Premier League, and certainly can’t be taken lightly. We haven’t been at our best recently, but the quality our side boasts makes us more than capable of brushing Leicester aside if we play anywhere near our best.
We’ve had a number of injuries and suspensions recently, but Arsene Wenger has plenty of options to choose from when picking his starting XI.
Here is how we think Arsenal will line up against Leicester:
GK) Petr Cech
David Ospina made a handful of exceptional saves against Tottenham, but Cech is our undisputed first choice at the moment.
LB) Nacho Monreal
Kieran Gibbs also had a good game against Tottenham, and was arguably the best defender on the night. Monreal has been hugely reliable recently though, and deserves to keep his starting spot.
RB) Hector Bellerin
Conversely, Mathieu Debuchy was arguably the worst player on the pitch last Wednesday, and it’s easy to see why he’s yet to wrestle a regular starting spot back off Bellerin.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
One of the first names on the teamsheet, the Frenchman is almost a certainty to start against Leicester – but who will he be partnering?
CB) Per Mertesacker
We at All Arsenal would prefer to see Gabriel start against Claudio Ranieri’s side, but with the uncertainty surrounding his availability (at the time of writing) due to the improper conduct charge he’s facing, he may miss out. Mertesacker is back in contention following his recovery from illness, and Arsene Wenger may opt to go for the reliable partnership of Koscielny and Mertesacker.