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Martin Odegaard scored Arsenal’s first goal in the 3-2 win at Watford

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Free soccer tips, best bets and analysis for Arsenal v Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday.

where to watch

Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, 4:30 p.m. Sunday

Best bets

Arsenal winner and under 3.5 goals
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Thomas Partey will be the first goalscorer
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Team News

Arsenal
Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf) remains on the sidelines so Cedric Soares should continue at right-back. Emile Smith Rowe is expected to return to the squad.

Leicester
Jamie Vardy joined Jonny Evans, Ryan Bertrand and Timothy Castagne on the sidelines. Wesley Fofana, Nampalys Mendy and Ricardo Pereira will be assessed.

Match Preview

Arsenal have won eight of their last ten Premier League games to steal a march on their front four rivals and the Gunners are set to extend their hot streak with a home win over Leicester.

Bottom of the table after losing their first three games without a goal, Arsenal have become a model of consistency under Mikel Arteta and the bookmakers expect them to claim a fifth straight league victory on Sunday.

Their home form has been particularly impressive as their only defeats have come against Chelsea, in their shocking start to the campaign, and champions Manchester City on New Year’s Day.

Arteta’s men were excellent that day, conceding a stoppage-time goal to lose 2-1 despite playing the last half hour with ten men, and they bounced back from that disappointment with performances of steel in the championship.

They were down to ten men again in last month’s game against Wolves but capped off a gutsy 1-0 victory and scored two late goals to beat the same opponents 2-1 at Emirates Stadium two weeks later.

Their 2-1 win over Brentford was much easier than the scoreline would suggest and Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli scored terrific goals in last weekend’s 3-2 thriller at Watford.

Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Leicester earlier in the season was something of a smash raid as they scored twice in the opening 20 minutes and needed an exceptional display from goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to prevent the Foxes from losing. ‘enter.

Ramsdale and their defenders won’t have to worry about injured Jamie Vardy, who scored 11 goals in 14 Premier League appearances against the Gunners, and backing Arsenal to win a game on under 3.5 goals could be the way forward to be continued. Six of their nine home wins have come by a score of 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.

Clean sheets have been in short supply for Leicester this season, but they come to north London on a three-game winning streak to nil – 2-0 at Burnley, 1-0 at home to Leeds and 2-0 to League One high flight. Rennes side in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.

Harvey Barnes and James Maddison, in fine form, could pose problems for the hosts, but Arsenal’s well-established defence, with Cedric Soares deftly replacing the injured Takehiro Tomiyasu at right-back, can hold their ground.

Midfielder Thomas Partey has been named Arsenal’s Player of the Month for February and he will be keen to add to his lone league goal against Aston Villa in October.

Partey’s erratic shooting from distance has become a running joke among Gunners fans, but he’s had 12 attempts on goal in his last four outings and deserves a small gamble each way to score first.

The Ghana international poses an aerial threat from set pieces – his goal against Villa was a header from a corner – and Leicester’s defense has struggled in this area this season.

Key stat

Arsenal took 29 points from a possible 33 at home against teams below them in the table.

Internal information

Arsenal

Penalty taker Alexandre Lacazette
Free kick assistant Martin Odegaard
Aerial threat on set piece Gabrielle
card magnet Xhaka Granite

Leicester

Penalty taker Youri Tielemans
Free kick assistant
James Madison
Aerial threat on set piece
Caglar Soyuncu
card magnet
Caglar Soyuncu


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FIRST PUBLICATION AT 3:25 PM, MARCH 12, 2022

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