Arsenal vs. Leicester City
English Premier League
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
11.45 PT/2.45 ET/7.45 BT
Emirates Stadium, London
League Form ARS: a pigeon just shit on their head | LEI been sitting in a pile of hobo vomit for months
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The best thing to do when you fall off your bike/horse/rollerskates/whatever is to get right back on and start going again. That way the fear doesn't get a chance to take agency over your thought process. Arsenal lost on Saturday; Saturday's over. Time to get back to business, and time to take out some frustrations on last-place Leicester City.
Leicester are a pretty big mess(ester) right now. In addition to being in last place, manager Nigel Pearson either was or was not fired over the weekend; he also grabbed a Crystal Palace player by the throat after that player, James McCarthy, accidentally knocked Pearson over during Saturday's game.
On the positive side for the Foxes, they will finally be able to call on the services of Robert Huth, a loanee from Stoke who was suspended for two games thanks to some social media kerfuffle or other. They do come into their first-ever visit to the Emirates with a few injuries, most notably Kasper Schmeichel, but they should be able to field most of heir preferred lineup on Tuesday.
Arsenal's big news is of course the return of Alexis after his short absence; Arsenal are by no means a one man team, but Alexis' absence was definitely felt on Saturday and it will be nice to have his energy and movement in the side. According to Le Boss, there were no additional injuries from Saturday, so expect more or less the same lineup we saw at the weekend, but with more Alexis.
Remember, kids, "the gap" we're all supposed to be minding is only one point. It's February. Saturday was annoying, but now it's a new week, and there's new business to take care of.