Premier League Preview: Arsenal v Leicester City

Can Arsenal strengthen their grip on the top four?

Arsenal will be looking to keep themselves on track for a top-four finish when Leicester make the trip to the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners are one of the Premier League’s in-form teams, and after an inauspicious start to the campaign, they are desperate to finish the season on a strong note.

Leicester, on the other hand, have declined under Brendan Rodgers this term, and they are lingering in mid-table. The Foxes are trying to juggle domestic and European commitments, and at times, it seems to have taken its toll.

Anyway, there is plenty to get our teeth stuck into ahead of this game, and we have given you three tips that should provide food for thought.

Gabriel Martinelli to light things up

Gabriel Martinelli is a livewire, and he’s very direct when on the ball. He is always looking to engineer shooting opportunities and he can be a slippery customer. The key for him is to stay injury-free, but when he’s fit, he can be a nightmare for defenders.

The striker scored a superb goal in his side’s 3-2 win over Watford last Sunday, taking his tally to five in the Premier League. And you can expect him to feature against Leicester, whether it be finding the target or having a goal involvement. Paddy Power is offering a short price of 6/4 for Martinelli to score anytime, and it could be worth adding this to your betting slip.

Arsenal to get off to a quick start

Sometimes, the groans around the Emirates can be palpable when Arsenal start games slowly. This wasn’t the case against Watford at Vicarage Road in their last league outing, as they were ahead after just five minutes.

The Gunners have looked more assured, and Mikel Arteta will no doubt send a strong message in the dressing room that his side can’t sit back and let Leicester dictate things.


If you are a fan of the goal time markets, then you may be intrigued by what William Hill is advertising. They are offering odds of 14/5 for Arsenal to score their first goal of the match between the 1st and 15th minute of the game, and this is a decent looking price.

Gunners to tame Foxes

Although Leicester haven’t looked as threatening as they did last season, Rodgers would loathe seeing his side’s campaign fizzle out. On their previous trip to the red half of north London last term, Leicester clinched a 1-0 victory thanks to a late Jamie Vardy strike.

However, the Gunners have come a long way since then, and they have made themselves tougher to beat. This is another huge match for Arteta’s men. Earlier in the campaign, Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners at the King Power Stadium, and they should pick up three points this weekend. Unibet is pricing the Gunners at a short 8/15 to complete a league double over Leicester.