Confirmed: Arsenal and Leicester line-ups

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Here is how Arsenal and Leicester City will line up this afternoon:

Arsenal welcome Leicester City to the Emirates Stadium this weekend for a huge top-of-the-table clash.

The Foxes are currently five points clear of the Gunners with 13 matches remaining for both sides this season, so this is very much a six-pointer.

Leicester emphatically proved their title credentials when they defeated Manchester City 3-1 last time out so they have more than enough to get one over Arsene Wenger’s side this afternoon.

That said, Arsenal will know a victory of their own will pull them right back into the title race so this one really could go either way.

Arsenal won the reverse fixture 5-1 but that was a blip rather than a sign of things to come for Leicester, who have lost just one other league game all season.

That said, the Foxes are without a win in their last 18 league games against today’s opponents but Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez will be out to change that this afternoon.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • Petr Cech
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Mohamed Elneny, Mathieu Flamini, Joel Campbell, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck.

Leicester lineup

Starting:

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Robert Huth
  • Wes Morgan
  • Danny Simpson
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • N'Golo Kanté
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Shinji Okazaki
  • Jamie Vardy

Substitutes: Mark Schwarzer, Ben Chilwell, Marcin Wasilewski, Nathan Dyer, Andy King, Demarai Gray, Leonardo Ulloa.

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