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BBC pundit predicts Arsenal v Leicester City

Mark Lawrenson has predicted on BBC Sport that Arsenal will win against Leicester City in the Premier League this weekend.

The former Liverpool star, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport, believes that the Gunners will pick up all three points from the encounter at the Emirates Stadium in North London on Sunday courtesy of a 2-1 victory.

The Reds legend believes that it is a good time for Arsenal to play against Leicester, who are struggling at the moment.

While predicting a 2-1 win for Arsenal, Lawrenson wrote on BBC Sport: “This is a good time for Arsenal to play Leicester, who have lost their past two league matches.

“The Foxes still have injury concerns over Jamie Vardy and they will definitely be without a couple of other key players in Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi. I’m going for a Gunners win.”

In-form Arsenal

Arsenal will head into the match against Leicester on the back of a 2-1 victory over Rapid Vienna away from home in Austria in the Europa League.

True, Mikel Arteta’s side lost against Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend, but it was only by a single goal, and the Gunners also made the Citizens work hard for the points at the Etihad Stadium.

The North London outfit are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with nine points from five matches.

While the Gunners are unlikely to challenge for the league title this season despite Liverpool and City not looking very formidable at the moment, Arteta’s side will be confident of competing for the Champions League places.

Leicester City struggles

Leicester may have won against Zorya Luhansk at the King Power Stadium in the Europa League on Thursday evening, but Brendan Rodgers’s side are in poor form in the Premier League.

The Foxes lost 1-0 against Aston Villa at home last weekend, and before the two-week international break they were hammered 3-0 by West Ham United at the King Power Stadium.

Rodgers’s team, who missed out on the top four last season, are fifth in the standings at the moment with nine points from five matches, level on points with Arsenal, who are sixth.

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