We’re almost at the end, and as the Premier League season winds down, Arsenal still have two games to play that don’t really mean much, beyond being opportunities to get a few more wins for Arsène Wenger before he leaves the club. Wenger has already managed his last game at the Emirates, and Arsenal will be finishing sixth in the table—anything else is mathematically impossible at this point. Leicester are ninth, sandwiched between Everton and Newcastle, and they don’t have much reason to get excited about this game, either.
Arsenal probably won’t play many of their stars today—Mesut Özil is out with a back injury and will be for the match against Huddersfield as well, and the Gunners are also missing Mohamed Elneny, who has an ankle injury, and Laurent Koscielny, who ruptured an Achilles tendon while playing against Atletico Madrid. Kos will be out for about six months, but Özil will be back for the World Cup, and so might Elneny. A few other Arsenal players will also be going to the World Cup and won’t want to risk being injured in a dead rubber game, so we can probably expect to see some of the younger players, and players like Jack Wilshere who are coming to the ends of their contracts or are looking to earn more first team opportunities.
Leicester, meanwhile, have almost a full side’s worth of injured players. They will be missing Fousseni Diabate with an illness, Danny Simpson with a groin injury, Aleksandar Dragovic with a shoulder problem, Matty James with an Achilles issue, Wilfred Ndidi and Daniel Amarty with hamstring injuries, and no less than four players with ankle problems—Kasper Schmeichel, Robert Huth, Shinji Okazaki, and Ben Chilwell.
WHAT: Arsenal at Leicester City
WHERE: King Power Stadium, Leicester
WHEN: Wednesday, May 9, 11:45AM PT | 2:45PM ET | 7:45PM BT
US TV: Unfortunately, only on NBC Sports Gold, which requires a subscription.
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