Arsenal host Leicester City in the Premier League on Wednesday, 26 April as the Gunners look to build on their recent good form and make it three wins in three games.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pmBST. The game is not televised live on TV.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could still feature in the fixture despite having to leave Wembley after Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on crutches. The midfielder reportedly took a kick in the foot but Arsene Wenger confirmed that it was a precautionary measure and the midfielder could feature in the game if required. Lucas Perez is still a doubt for the game despite returning to full training after recovering from an injury.

The Gunners need seven perfect games in the league to qualify for the top four and the Champions League and hope that the clubs around them drop points, They are currently nine points adrift of third placed Liverpool, having played three games less and seven adrift of City, playing a game less. They travel to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, 30 April, a game which could define their hopes of qualifying to the greatest club competition in Europe.

Meanwhile, Leicester have a host of injuries to worry about, with Wes Morgan ruled out of the game with a hamstring injury. Nampalys Mendy will not be available for the rest of the season with an ankle operation. Robert Huth is back in the league after his ban in Europe but Islam Slimani remains on the sidelines with a groin injury.

Leicester are currently on 37 points and are well clear of the relegation zone much to manager Craig Shakespeare's relief. They have won five of their last seven games under his stewardship and are more than capable of giving the Gunners a tough time. They have a horrible record against the north London club, having not won a single game in 20 meetings thus far.

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez scores the winner against Manchester City Reuters

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "The top four is open - but what it demands from us is consistency in the results now until the end of the season. It's still possible, but that means we'll maybe have to have a perfect run-in. It looks like we will have to win all our games. That has to be the target. To achieve that, we have to win the next one.

"I think the next thing we have to achieve is to transfer the energy level we showed on Sunday to the Premier League. We started well at Middlesbrough, so let's continue that against Leicester.

"The semi-final will give us a bit more confidence. I think it will convince everybody that with the right energy levels and the right fighting spirit, the right togetherness, we can beat everybody.

"Look, it (the semi final) will give us a lift for sure. But then we have to show we can keep that level of energy and that level of desire, of hunger in every single game until the end of the season." ( via Mirror)

Craig Shakespeare: "I'm not sure how many points it will take [to avoid relegation] and the weekend proved that. Teams are capable of winning games and putting points on the board.

"We have to make sure we look after our own club. You are not sure what's round the corner."

"Seeing the Arsenal [FA Cup semi-final] match, it didn't look like turmoil to me. There were players fighting and they thoroughly deserved the win in the end, even though it was a close game." (via BBC)

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Arsenal win: 4/7
  • Draw: 18/5
  • Leicester City win: 5/1

Team News


Possible XI: Cech; Gabriel, Koscielny, Holding; Bellerin, Coquelin, Xhaka, Gibbs; Sanchez, Ozil; Welbeck

Leicester City

Possible XI: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy