Arsenal to maintain slender Premier League lead
Arsenal will be hoping Leicester City offer the same kind of meek opposition as they did when the Foxes faced Manchester United last week when the Gunners come to visit the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League. Brendan Rodgers' side looked as though they'd turned a corner in recent weeks, only for that listless display to set them considerably back. A far better effort from 1-11 will be required to keep the division's leaders at bay. Read our preview here:
Soutt-s you, sir
One of the main areas of concern was theoretically addressed by Rodgers in the January transfer window. His charges have been defensively porous for quite some time now, with no central partnership or collective unit of four proving capable of bucking that trend. Young Danish left-back Victor Kristiansen had looked the part prior to the 3-0 reverse against United, but is likely to be pegged back by a relentless attack, even on home soil. Harry Souttar was captured from Stoke City on the heels of a starring role in Australia's unexpected World Cup run to the knockout phase. Having proven handy in the opposition penalty area in the Tottenham Hotspur game, he must now be as useful against a very mobile and fluid trio in red and white.
Saka in the morning
Bukayo Saka is in talks over a new long-term contract to keep him at the Emirates for the foreseeable future, and any extension would be a big vindication of Mikel Arteta's process and the strides made under him by the whole side this season. He and his teammates in forward positions have demonstrated time and again that they have the determination and quality to get wins for their team, just as they did at the death when their game with Aston Villa looked set to be a 2-2 draw last weekend.
bet365 have odds of 5.00 for Leicester to offer a bit more resistance this time around, with the scores level at half-time before Arsenal secure the points at full-time.