Leicester vs Arsenal confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

Andrew Gamble
·2 min read
 (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Leicester City welcome Arsenal to the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.

Both sides concluded their round of 32 ties in the Europa League this week, with the Foxes crashing out following a 2-0 home defeat to Slavia Praha.

Arsenal just about managed to continue their European adventure, scraping past Benfica 4-3 on aggregate following a late Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal.

Leicester will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Sunday as they look to close the gap on Manchester City, who are 13 points clear at the top of the league.

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it?

The fixture will kick-off at 12pm at the King Power Stadium.

How can I watch it?

The match is live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting from 11:30am.

What is the team news?

Leicester trio Harvey Barnes, Ricardo Pereira and Timothy Castagne are all set to return to the squad after missing the midweek loss in the Europa League. James Maddison is out due to a hip issue, joining James Justin, Dennis Praet, Ayoze Perez, Wes Morgan and Wesley Fofana on the sidelines.

Thomas Partey returned in the Europa League win over Benfica following his hamstring injury and Rob Holding has recovered from a concussion to give Mikel Arteta a full complement of players.

Confirmed line-ups:

Leicester: Schmeichel, Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas, Pereira, Ndidi, Tielemans, Barnes, Iheanacho, Vardy

Arsenal: Leno, Cedric, Luiz, Mari, Tierney, Xhaka, Elneny, Pepe, Smith Rowe, Willian, Lacazette


Leicester City: 6/4

Draw: 9/4

Arsenal: 19/10


Arsenal are on a high – but players like Bukayo Saka surely need a rest. Leicester have been the better side domestically, and the Gunners can never seem to contain Jamie Vardy. I expect the striker to score. 2-1 Leicester.