Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Sunday

After two successive defeats in the Premier League, Arsenal know there is no more room for error ahead of Sunday’s trip to Leicester City.

With three games of the season remaining, sealing a spot in the top four is now out of Arsenal’s hands following Wednesday night’s 3-1 reverse at Wolves.

The Gunners have to rely on Chelsea dropping points if they are to get back in the Champions League spots and even then they would need to win all three of their remaining matches to guarantee themselves a route back into Europe’s elite competition.

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The last time they met Leicester they ran out 3-1 victors at the Emirates in October thanks to an inspired display by Mesut Ozil.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a doubt for the game after undergoing a small sinus procedure during the week.

It meant he had to sit out the defeat at Wolves on Wednesday and Arsenal are not sure if he will have recovered in time to face Leicester on Sunday.

Aaron Ramsey will be unavailable once again due to the hamstring injury he suffered against Napoli in the Europa League.

Denis Suarez is also expected to miss out again due to a groin problem, while long-term absentees Danny Welbeck, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin remain sidelined.

Arsenal do not have anyone banned for the game. 

A lot will depend on whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available again when it comes to Unai Emery’s team selection.

If the Gabon striker is passed fit, Emery is expected to revert to a three at the back system, while pairing Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together up front.

But if he misses out, then the Spaniard could stick with the flat back four formation he used at Wolves in midweek.

Arsenal are hopeful that Aubameyang will be available, however, with Emery keen to go with three centre-backs to give a bit of added protection to deal with the threat from the Leicester counter attack.

Nacho Monreal would move inside into the back three, with Sead Kolasinac coming back into the starting line-up at left wing-back.

Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka are expected to continue in the heart of the Arsenal midfield.


Leicester go into the game in good shape. Harvey Barnes could come back into the starting XI after his goalscoring exploits off the bench against West Ham last weekend.

Kick-off is 12pm BST (7am ET) on Sunday April 28, and will be televised in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports. It was also be streamed on Sky Go. It will be shown on NBCSN in the United States.

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