Preview: Arsenal v Leicester City

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No recent Premier League campaign can be said to be truly up and running until Arsenal have endured an early season wobble and Arsenal fan TV doom-mongers Claude and DT have had a meltdown. However, after going down to successive defeats against Chelsea and Manchester City, the Gunners have been unbeaten since and, truth be told, should have more than enough quality to put away Leicester City at the Emirates tonight. 

Unai Emery may not have been able to influence the egos at PSG during his ill-starred dalliance in Paris, but he has done what Arsene Wenger failed to do with Arsenal in his final season and got the highly talented individuals to come together as a team. Sitting snugly just outside the top four – three points behind rivals Chelsea and Tottenham in third and fourth respectively, their is genuine cause for optimism for the north Londoners.

As for the visitors, Leicester aren’t exactly ripping up trees in the Premier League but they remain a real hazard for teams who commit men forward and leave space in behind. With Jamie Vardy up front and the Gunners centre back pairing hardly high-octane when it comes to a foot race, there might be some uncomfortable moments. That said, the Foxes concede too many goals away from home and for that reason it is difficult to see anything other than three points for Arsenal.

Monday Night Football: Arsenal v Leicester City – Monday at 8.00pm on Sky Sports Main Event.