Mikel Arteta will no doubt be relying on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of this weekend’s crucial trip to Leicester City.
At the time of writing this, Arsenal sit 11th behind arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United but have the chance to overtake them and return to the top half if they win at the King Power Stadium for a second time this season.
Arteta’s side have already come home with one victory in Leicestershire from the League Cup when both sides rotated their teams heavily.
In contrast, Leicester were extremely lacklustre in their second leg against Slavia Prague and a 2-0 loss at the King Power Stadium marked the end of this season’s European campaign.
However, the Foxes are faring much better than the Gunners in the Premier League, with eight places and 15 points separating Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying team – who are also through to the FA Cup quarter-finals – in third with Mikel Arteta’s inconsistent 11th-placed side.
But with the return of Aubameyang banging in the goals, including a double in their win against Benfica in the Europa League, Arteta believes if the Gabon international can continue at his best then they may have a far more successful end to the season than previously thought.
When asked if the Arsenal captain has returned to his best, Arteta said: “Yes, because he is getting into much better positions, his rhythm during the games is much better with and without the ball, his movement.
Leicester have claimed back-to-back victories from difficult meetings with Liverpool and Aston Villa, while Arsenal have won just one of their last five top-flight matches, losing three.
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Arsenal will head off to play at King Power Stadium to try and grab a win after losing their first matchup this season. Arsenal are in the middle of a difficult stretch having lost three of their last four matches. Leicester on the other hand are coming off a disappointing elimination in the Europa League but have taken 10 of a possible 12 Premier League points from their last four matches. Most recently, they defeated Aston Villa 2-1 last Sunday thanks to two early first half goals.
Leicester City’s victory lifted them to 15-6-4 (third place with 49 points) while Arsenal’s loss dropped them down to 10-11-4 (11th place with 34 points). We’ll see if the Foxes can repeat their recent success or if Arsenal bounces back and reverse their fortune.
Adapun Leicester City memetik hasil berbeda. Menjamu Slavia Praha di King Power Stadium, The Foxes menyerah dengan skor 0-2. Hasil minor itu membuat Leicester gagal menembus 16 besar Liga Europa musim ini.
Arsenal pun lebih percaya diri menatap lawatan ke King Power Stadium. Namun, itu bukan jaminan bagi pasukan Mikel Arteta tersebut untuk merebut poin penuh.