Leicester City and Arsenal clash in the Premier League at King Power Stadium on Saturday with both sides having identical league records so far this term.

Goal difference aside, the Foxes and the Gunners have registered 14 points from 9 games, each having won 4, drawn 2 and lost 3 matches.

9th placed Leicester have the upper hand in terms of league positioning sitting a spot above Arsenal due to a superior goal difference.

The two clash in the early kick off on Filbert Way having seen a recent upturn in form after rocky starts to the Premier League season.

Home side Leicester are on a 4 match winning streak in all competitions as well as being unbeaten in their last 4 top flight games.

The Foxes head in to this game following victory over Brighton on penalties in the Carabao Cup 4th round midweek, with Wednesday’s game marking the 3rd anniversary of the night owner Vichai Srivaddhannaprabha passed away in a tragic helicopter accident outside the club’s ground.

Prior to advancing in the cup, the Foxes had defeated a tricky Brentford side in the league as well as firing 4 past Manchester United and a thrilling 4-3 win over Spartak Moscow in Europe.

Arsenal have also enjoyed recent success, seeing off Leeds 2-0 at the Emirates in their Carabao Cup last 16 tie on Tuesday backing up a convincing 3-1 Premier League win over Aston Villa last weekend.

After a wretched start, Mikel Arteta’s side now haven’t lost a game in two months in all competitions since a 5-0 humbling at the hands of Manchester City at the end of August.

The Gunners travel to King Power Stadium having scooped all three points on their last two visits to the ground but Leicester have found joy against Arsenal in recent times also, having beaten the London club 4 times in the Premier League since 2018.

In terms of team news, Granit Xhaka remains ruled out for the visitors with a knee injury but Kieran Tierney, Benjamin White and Martin Odegaard are all expected to be in contention to feature after recent knocks.

Leicester City meanwhile continue to miss James Justin and Wesley Fofana with long-term issues but both are nearing a first team return, whilst Wilfred Ndidi will remain missing until after the international break.

Jamie Vardy sat out the midweek cup win at Brighton with a knee complaint but will return to the fold for the visit of Arsenal on Saturday. Marc Albrighton remains sidelined.

Leicester City v Arsenal is a 1230pm kick off on Saturday 30th October.

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