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Arsenal fancied to keep rolling against Leicester City

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Arsenal welcome Leicester City to the Emirates Stadium on Monday aiming to keep pace with the leading teams in the Premier League.

The Gunners head into the game five points behind table-topping Manchester City having won six league games in a row.

The Foxes have won four out of eight matches this season including away victories at Newcastle United and Southampton.

Arsenal are priced at around 8/15 to win the game with the bookmakers at and that looks a generous price given their recent form.

Defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is doubtful for the home side with an ankle injury, but Mesut Ozil is expected to return after missing Arsenal’s trip to Fulham with back spasms.

Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck will have late fitness tests, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Laurent Koscielny are back in training but won’t be considered on Monday.

Leicester captain Wes Morgan will serve a suspension at the Emirates and Matty James misses out with an achilles problem.

Demarai Gray is hopeful of playing after an ankle problem, while Ben Chilwell is available for selection.

The two sides split their two meetings last year, with Arsenal winning 1-0 at home before Leicester gained their revenge with a 3-1 victory at the King Power Stadium.

Arsenal have never lost a home Premier League match against Leicester, winning 11 and drawing one of their 12 meetings.

The Foxes are winless in their last 25 visits to Arsenal in all competitions, with their last victory coming in the First Division back in September 1973.

Arsenal’s 11-game home winning run in the top-flight against Leicester is their second best in their history – their best is 13 in a row against Stoke City between 1983 and 2018.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been directly involved in 19 goals in his 21 Premier League games for Arsenal with 14 goals and five assists. He could be worth backing at Evens to score at any time against Leicester.

Since making his top-flight debut against Arsenal in 2014, Jamie Vardy has had a hand in 34 goals in 46 Premier League appearances against ‘Big Six’ opposition. He is priced at 13/2 to score the first goal at the Emirates.

After losing their opening two games of the season, Arsenal have reeled off nine wins in a row in all competitions and should make it 10 against Leicester.

They have conceded just two goals in their last five matches and look good value at odds of 21/10 to win to nil on Monday.

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