Leicester host Arsenal at The King Power on Saturday evening as both teams battle it out for a place in the top four.

Brendan Rodger’s squad are one of the league’s in form sides, currently sitting third on 23 points after 11 games, one point better off than at the same stage of their famous title winning season of 2015/16.

Jamie Vardy loves to score against Arsenal, the club he rejected in 2016

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Jamie Vardy loves to score against Arsenal, the club he rejected in 2016

Arsenal find themselves two places and six points behind Leicester in fifth and are without a win in their last three games, picking up two draws and one loss.

A win for Leicester could see them jump above Manchester City into second place if Guardiola’s side fail to beat league leaders Liverpool on Sunday. Whereas three points for Arsenal would see them close the gap on the top four.

talkSPORT will have all the action and here’s how you can tune in.

Leicester vs Arsenal: How to listen

The game will get under way at 5:30pm on Saturday November 9 and talkSPORT will bring you all the pre-match build-up from The King Power Stadium as well as a full live commentary of the game.

To tune in, just click here for the live stream or use the radio player below.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.

For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.

Leicester vs Arsenal: Head-to-head

There is rarely a shortage of goals when these two sides meet, the last four have provided 18 alone with each side coming out on top twice. The last draw between the two was in August 2016 when they played out a 0-0 at The King Power early on in Leicester’s attempt at a title defence.

In the most recent clash on April 28 2019 Leicester ran out 3-0 winners with goals from Youri Tielemans and a Jamie Vardy brace following a 36th minute sending off for Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Earlier on in the 2018/19 season Arsenal took the three points after goals from Mesut Ozil and a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace cancelled out Hector Bellerin’s own goal in a 3-1 win.

Leicester vs Arsenal is rarely a dull affair

Leicester vs Arsenal is rarely a dull affair

The season before also handed both sides three points with a 3-1 Leicester win at The King Power as well as an opening game of the season thriller at The Emirates, which saw Arsenal come back from behind twice to win 4-3.

Leicester vs Arsenal: The stats

  • Leicester City have won their last two Premier League home games against Arsenal – they’ve never beaten the Gunners in three consecutive home top-flight matches.
  • Arsenal have lost two of their last three league games against Leicester (W1) – more than they had in their previous 30 against the Foxes (W20 D9 L1).
  • Leicester have won eight of their last 11 home Premier League games (W8 D2 L1), including their last four in a row; the Foxes have only won five in a row once previously, doing so in May 2017 under Craig Shakespeare.
  • Leicester have won seven of their last nine Premier League games (L2), netting at least twice in each victory. When failing to score more than once, Leicester are winless in their last 13 Premier League matches since beating Everton 1-0 in January (D4 L9).
  • Since beating Man City at the Etihad in January 2015, Arsenal have failed to win any of their 11 away Premier League matches against teams starting the day in the top-three of the division (W0 D3 L8).
  • Arsenal have kept just two clean sheets in their last 24 away league games, with both of those games finishing as 1-0 victories (vs Watford and Newcastle).

Arsenal continue to struggle defensively

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Arsenal continue to struggle defensively
  • This will be Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s 50th Premier League match in charge. None of his previous 49 have ended goalless – with only George Burley (67 games), Ossie Ardiles (54) and Joe Royle (53) going more games without a 0-0 draw from the start of a Premier League managerial career.
  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals in his eight Premier League starts against Arsenal. This includes three braces against the Gunners – no player has scored two or more goals in more different Premier League games against Arsenal (Didier Drogba also three).
  • Against Crystal Palace, Jamie Vardy became the first player to score 10 Premier League goals this season – it is the second season the Foxes striker has been the first player to 10 goals, along with 2015/16, when Leicester went on to win the title.
  • Since his first away Premier League appearance in February 2018, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 16 away goals, the third most behind Harry Kane (17) and Jamie Vardy (21) – however, he is yet to score an away goal on a Saturday in seven attempts, with those 16 goals scored on Monday (two), Wednesday (two) and Sunday (12).

Leicester vs Arsenal: Team news

Dani Ceballos has been ruled out of the game, while, following on from his confrontation with Arsenal fans, Granit Xhaka has lost his captaincy and was left out of the squad for The Gunners trip to Vitoria in the Europa League.

When asked about leaving Xhaka out of the squad Unai Emery said: “Again, we can do one step more with him. He’s not here today but also I think we need to take time with him, first to protect him and also to be calm and training with us every day.”

Xhaka was stripped of his Arsenal captaincy after confronting fans during 2-2 draw against Palace.

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Xhaka was stripped of his Arsenal captaincy after confronting fans during 2-2 draw against Palace.

Meanwhile Leicester have no fresh injury concerns after their win against Crystal Palace, with Matty James being the only player absent as he continues to recover from injury.


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