Arsenal vs Leicester Premier League Live Football Score 28 Feb 2021
Arsenal are monitoring Rob Holding, who missed the midweek win over Benfica due to concussion protocols. Midfielder Thomas Partey could start after making his comeback from injury as a substitute in that match. Leicester will be without James Maddison, who missed Thursday’s Europa League defeat with a hip problem.
Kelechi Iheanacho, who was suspended for that game, is available but Ayoze Perez, Wesley Fofana, Wes Morgan, James Justin and Dennis Praet remain out.
Leicester have tended to recover well from the few disappointments they have suffered this season and will be hoping to put Thursday’s Europa League elimination behind them by continuing their strong Premier League form on Sunday. That will required showing much more intensity than they did against Slavia Prague and overcoming the loss of James Maddison, who joined the club’s long injury list when he limped out of last week’s win at Aston Villa. Arsenal enjoyed a happier night of European action on Thursday and will be aiming to take advantage of their hosts’ troubles. Paul Doyle
Subs from Ward, Thomas, Choudhury, Albrighton, Tavares, Under, Iheanacho, Daley-Campbell, Leshabela, Flynn
Subs from Rúnarsson, Ryan, Chambers, Soares, Elneny, Willian, Nelson, Martinelli, Balogun, Nketiah, Lacazette, Ceballos, Pépé, Gabriel, David Luiz
- Leicester have won three of the past four league meetings, including a 1-0 victory at the Emirates last October.
- The Foxes could do the league double over Arsenal for the first time since 1973-74.
- Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League away matches against Leicester, getting more red cards (two) than goals (one).
- Leicester have won three of their past four league matches and have lost just one of the last 12.
- Their record of W15, D4, L6 is exactly the same as they had at this stage last season.
- Five of Leicester’s six Premier League defeats this season have come at King Power Stadium.
- Leicester have won six of their seven Premier League fixtures directly following a Europa League match this season.
- Brendan Rodgers’ side have won 12 of the 13 league matches in which they scored the opening goal in 2020-21.
- The Foxes have been awarded 10 penalties (scoring eight of them) in this season’s Premier League, two more than any other team going into this weekend. They have conceded just one, the fewest in the top flight.
- Jamie Vardy has scored 11 goals in 12 Premier League appearances against Arsenal.
- Arsenal have lost three of their last four Premier League matches.
- They have failed to score in 10 league matches this season. Only once previously, in 2005-06, have they failed to score more often in a 38-match campaign.
- The Gunners have conceded just five goals from set-pieces, including penalties, in this season’s Premier League.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 38 goals in 50 Premier League games played on Sundays, 14 more than he has on all other days of the week combined (24 goals in 56 matches).
- Only one of Aubameyang’s last 18 Premier League goals was scored outside of London, a penalty in a 1-0 win at Manchester United in November.
- Bukayo Saka, who is 19 years old, can become the second-youngest player to reach 50 Premier League appearances for Arsenal, after Cesc Fabregas.