The gunners are 4th on the table but not long ago they were struggling with their positioning on the table. Mikel Arteta and his squad have entirely altered the course of their season, and what a season it has been!
If we were to speak of recent endeavors, Arsenal in their last 5 Premier League matches have extracted more points than Manchester City have. They are only second to Liverpool in this period.
And with this red-hot form, the Emirates is set to host the 12th placed Leicester City on Sunday evening.
Arsenal, who have three games in hand on Manchester United and sit a point ahead of them, will be seeking to further extend the lead in order to solidify that top 4 spot.
And their next challenge is in the form of the Foxes who are just about finding their grove by winning in their last 2 matches.
Every goal, point, and win is invaluable as it’s the Premier League, where the difference between success and failure can be decided by the thinnest of margins.
We are heading into the business end of the season, where every match is of extreme value.
It’s Gunners vs The Foxes and we will put this match under the microscope!
These two sides have shared the pitch on 108 occasions, where Arsenal have won 53 times compared to the 22 of Leicester. The match ended in a stalemate on 33 occasions.
However, the record at Emirates is surprisingly closer. They have played each other at this venue 55 times, where Arsenal has 19 victories compared to the 17 of Leicester. The match resulted in a draw on 19 occasions as well.
Arsenal in their last 5 Premier League matches have won 4 and drawn 1. But heading into this one they are coming off 4 consecutive victories.
Leicester on the other hand, in their last 5 matches have won 2, lost 2, and drew on one occasion.
Similar to the Gunners, the Foxes are coming off from the back of 2 consecutive wins.
Following a 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium earlier this season, Arsenal will try to complete the league double over Leicester for the first time since 2015-16.
Leicester won this match 1-0 last season, snapping a 23-game league losing streak at Arsenal. They’ve never before won back-to-back away league games against the Gunners.
Arsenal have won their last four Premier League games, each by a margin of just one goal. Birmingham City was the last side to win five consecutive Premier League games by a single goal in November/December 2009.
Given the form and momentum Arsenal are in, they should be winning against Leicester City.
Arsenal has a lot to gain from this match and since they were never in Europe and are not involved in the FA Cup as well, their sole focus would be on solidifying the top 4 spot. So there is a motive.
Leicester on the other hand, have not much to play for apart from maybe a top-half finish and they have been in a real struggle this season.
Yet, they seem to have found their magic back winning two games in a row and as history suggests, their record at the Emirates is not too bad.
In anticipation, this match promises to be an interesting one and we hope it lives up to that.
We still think Gunners have a slight edge on this match, but only slightly because the Foxes can hunt too!