Arsenal start league play again as they welcome Leicester City to the Emirates, and the Gunners have a chance to extend their winning streak to ten games in all competitions. Fun fact: the last time that Arsenal won ten games in a row was in 2007. That streak of twelve wins started with a 1-0 defeat of Manchester City and ended with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool, and it included a North London Derby win and a 7-0 drubbing of Slavia Prague in the Champions League.
The run of good form may be a sign that the Gunners are getting used to Unai Emery’s tactics—and their next steps will be to shore up their defense and avoid a rash of midseason injuries. Arsenal’s schedule is getting busy now, with seven games in the next three weeks, and they’ll have to keep up the good work and keep everyone healthy if they want to continue moving up the league table.
Leicester’s season has been a mixed bag so far, with four wins and four losses in the Premier League, and they’ll be playing without their captain Wes Morgan, suspended after a red card in the Foxes’ game against Everton. They’ll also be missing midfielder Demarai Gray, who has an ankle injury.
Arsenal will have Bernd Leno in goal, as Petr Cech is still out after pulling a hamstring, and Sokratis, with an ankle problem, is a doubt to play but hasn’t been completely ruled out. As expected, Laurent Koscielny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are still working their way back to full fitness and probably won’t be playing anytime soon.
WHAT: Arsenal vs. Leicester City
WHERE: The Emirates
WHEN: Monday, October 22nd 12 PM PT | 3 PM ET | 8 PM BT
US TV: NBCSN. Stream here.
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Leicester: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Maguire, Evans, Amartey, Ndidi, Mendy, Maddison, Iheanacho, Pereira, Vardy