It’s time for Arsene Wenger’s last couple of away days as Arsenal manager and following his goodbye to The Emirates, he’ll be hoping to end the season in the same fashion.
It’s well documented that Arsenal haven’t picked up an away point this calendar year, so this will be a great time to get our first.
Coming up against Leicester in the form they’re in could be the best time to face them to get those first away points of the season.
Claude Puel has been under increasing pressure recently and there’s no wonder why. Leicester haven’t won since March and have lost four of their last five games.
Another thing going for Arsenal is the fact that Puel’s side haven’t scored in their last three games either.
Heading up to Leicester with confidence after thrashing a ‘probable’ manager of the season’s team in Sean Dyche’s Burnley, could give Arsenal the freedom to play without pressure.
The Burnley game was very encouraging as it showed the benefits of playing Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang together. However, with nothing to play for this could Arsenal the chance to experiment.
This season, Wenger has brought through numerous youth prospects into the first team, so this could be a chance to give them even more minutes.
Players like Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all impressed when they’ve been brought into the side so they’ve all got a chance to start tonight in my opinion.
Furthermore, with nothing much to play for this could be a chance to bring Rob Holding back into the fold.
He didn’t play too badly in his last performance against Newcastle last month and has since signed a new long-term contract. Surprisingly though, Konstantinos Mavropanos has been preferred in that time, but the Greek has performed impressively when called upon.
Another centre back that has impressed recently is Calum Chambers, so who knows what pairing we’ll see at the King Power. Especially with the absence of Laurent Koscielny, this could open the door to someone else.
One player who will be absent for Leicester is Marc Albrighton, so without his deadly deliveries that could hinder them even further in their hunt for their first three points in over a month.