Leicester City vs. Arsenal
Sunday, August 31, 2014
King Power Stadium, Leicester, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England, Britain, United Kindom, Europe, Earth
Kickoff: 11:00 AM EDT, 8:00 AM PDT
Television: NBC Sports Network and Telemundo
Arsenal travel to Leicester tomorrow for their last game before the international break. Leicester's start has been pretty strong for a newly-promoted club, holding Everton to a draw and looking better against Chelsea than most teams probably will this year. And since that game, they've only gotten stronger, bringing in reinforcements in the shape of former United defender Danny Simpson and longtime Argentina international Esteban Cambiasso. So that's fun.
Arsenal will field a team without Olivier Giroud, Serge Gnabry, Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott, Yaya Sanogo, David Ospina, and captain Mikel Arteta, so that's not great! Nonetheless, this is a match that Arsenal should win, and there's very little reason to expect a team other than this one on the pitch tomorrow:
Debuchy - Mertesacker - Koscielny - Monreal
Ox - Ramsey - Flamini - Wilshere - Özil
[Now watch Wenger go and start Abou Diaby just to spite me.]
Should be a fun one, so be sure to tune in and to follow along with our match thread, which will be up 30 minutes before kickoff!
Match prediction: Diaby does indeed start, but rather than playing football, he lurches around the center circle, stating "Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this son of York". Arsenal win 4-0.