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EPL: Arsenal vs LCFC


Last weekend, Arsenal just received a 0-1 defeat against Man City. More broadly, the Gunners also lost 2/3 of the last round in the Premier League. However, Arsenal has basically shown positive changes under coach Mikel Arteta. Remember, both of the Gunners' most recent defeats are acceptable failures. Because Man City and Liverpool are both the strongest teams in the Premier League. So losing at Etihad or Anfield is completely… normal for a club on the way to rebuild like Arsenal. 
 
The Gunners are having a pretty good start to the season with 3 wins after 5 rounds. While Frank Lampard's Chelsea has not yet stabilized the framework, Arteta seems to have found the best squad for Arsenal . In defense, the Gunners' best midfield trio will be David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney. The two wing-back role will be given to Hector Bellerin, Maitland-Niles or Bukayo Saka. 

In particular, the appearance of Thomas Partey promises to help Arsenal strengthen the midfield. Partey had their first major match in the Gunners shirt against Rapid Vienna. And that was the great performance of this rookie. The former Atletico Madrid star has done too well in both defense and attacking duties. It is no coincidence that Partey was chosen as the Player of the Game.

In terms of gameplay, the style of the Emirates Stadium team has also gradually shaped. Arteta is scoring in a flexible tactic when Arsenal can play to impose a position against small opponents, but is also ready to endure a defensive counterattack when facing Big Six representatives. That is to say, the Arsenal picture has gradually been shaped and Gunners fans have many reasons to believe that the team is on the right track. 

Leicester at this time do not have confidence as Arsenal. After a surprise 5-2 victory over Man City at Etihad, the Foxes lost both last two rounds, even though they were kicked at home. They lost 0-3 to West Ham and then lost 0-1 to Aston Villa. Coach Brendan Rodgers' team is having many problems in the game, especially creativity.

Statistics show that Leicester only launched an average of 9.8 shots / game, ranked 14th ... in the Premier League. The number of opportunities they create from the "live ball" situation is only 5.6 times / game, ranking 15th in the Premier League. The above figures show that Leicester is particularly lacking in creativity. 

Good news for Rodgers when James Maddison will return in this match to help Leicester have more solutions to pass the ball in the middle. However, can England players improve the attack quality alone?

Aside from being creative, another problem that is causing Rodgers a headache is traumatic obsession. The "injury virus" has taken away Leicester's best defensive players Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira and Wilfred Ndidi. And yet, not even number one striker Jamie Vardy has fully recovered from injury. Even if Vardy passes the last test and starts tonight, he will not be in his best form. 

In the end, history does not support the Foxes either. Because in 27 times of Arsenal's marches in all competitions, Leicester did not win any match, received 20 defeats. Before the familiar Leicester prey , the Gunners could hardly drop 3 points. 



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