Leicester City v Arsenal team news & stats

Date published: Friday 25th September 2015 12:33

Francis Coquelin: Arsenal midfielder could return against Olympiakos

Francis Coquelin: Arsenal midfielder could return against Olympiakos

In-form Leicester City have not beaten Arsenal in the Premier League since 1994-95 going into their latest clash at the King Power Stadium.

Team news

Leicester City remain without Matty James and on-loan Swansea winger Nathan Dyer, who has a knee injury, but otherwise Claudio Ranieri has no injury problems and will revert to his strongest possible line-up after resting players for the Capital One Cup win over West Ham in midweek.

Arsenal, who also left out several of their stars in midweek against Tottenham, welcome back Santi Cazorla from a one-match ban but are without Francis Coquelin, who has a knee injury.

Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky also remain on the sidelines for the Gunners, who are waiting to hear whether Gabriel will be banned after being charged with improper conduct for failing to leave the pitch following his red card against Chelsea last weekend, which has subsequently been rescinded.

Opta stats

  • Leicester City haven’t beaten Arsenal since their debut season in the Premier League in 1994-95 (W1 D6 L11).
  • Only once in the 18 Premier League meetings have Arsenal failed to score against Leicester.
  • The Foxes have won as many points in their last 15 Premier League games (34 – W10 D4 L1) as they had in their previous 48 matches in the competition before this run (34 – W6 D16 L26).
  • This game pits the team with the highest proportion of long passes in 2015-16 – Leicester (21.3%) – against the team with the lowest proportion – Arsenal (7.4%).
  • Leicester have come from behind to salvage at least a point in four successive Premier League games. Only one team has managed a longer run than this in PL history – Everton’s six-game run between Sept-Nov 2012.
  • Arsenal have converted just 6.1% of their shots in the Premier League this season; a lower ratio than any other team.
  • Riyad Mahrez has had a hand in eight goals (five goals, three assists) in the Premier League this season, more than any other player.
  • Santi Cazorla has created the most goalscoring chances (23) and completed the most passes (471) in the Premier League this season.
  • Jamie Vardy has scored in three successive Premier League games for the first time.
  • Including blocked shots, Alexis Sanchez has had more attempts at goal than any other player in the Premier League this season (31) but is yet to score.


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