Mikel Arteta goes up against Klopp and 2 other big managers in fight to win prestigious awardFootball
Arsenal vs Leicester City: Gunners Chase League Double Over Leicester for the First Time in Six Seasons
- Arsenal will be seeking a top-four return when they confront Brendan Rodgers Leicester City at the Emirates on Sunday, March 13
- The Gunners have failed to get a league double over the Foxes in five consecutive seasons in the English Premer League
- Leicester has not won three consecutive Premier League matches since January 2021 and will be hoping to break that spell at the Emirates
Arsenal and Leicester City will wrap up an interesting weekend of football in the English Premier League on Sunday, March 13 with the game promising to be a goal-fest.
The Gunners have been in scintillating form of late having won eight of their past ten games in the Premier League.
The Gunners are bidding to return to the top-four but will need to complete a league double over Leicester for the first time in six seasons in order to achieve that feat.
Leicester City is presently 12th on the league table but could win back-to-back away league games against the Gunners for the first time after last season's 1-0 win at the Emirates.
Team News ahead of Sunday big game
Arsenal's leading goalscorer, Emile Smith Rowe will be available for selection after recovering from Covid-19 last week and has been missing for the Gunners for two matches.
According to the BBC, James Maddison and James Justin returned from injury lay-offs for Leicester City during Thursday's win over Rennes but striker Jamie Vardy is still sidelined with a knee injury.
Bukayo Saka is expected to start for Arsenal alongside Martin Odegaard and Lacazette as the 21-year-old England international hopes to improve on his 9 goals in 10 EPL games for the Gunners.
Arsenal can still miss out on Champions League football
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Arsenal can still miss out on Champions League football next season even if they seal a top-four place finish in the EPL this term.
Burnley target first Win against Chelsea in 4 years as Blues continue EPL title pushFootball
The Gunners are undoubtedly the team to beat in the top four race, with Mikel Arteta's charges having an edge over their rivals in the battle to seal the final Champions League spot.
The north Londoners are currently placed fourth on the standings with 48 points, a point ahead of fifth-placed Man United who suffered a 4-1 humiliating defeat against rivals, Man City.