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Premier League 2022-23 : Arsenal vs Leicester City Match Preview and Prediction

Arsenal will aim to begin the 2022-23 Premier League season with back-to-back wins as Leicester City visit the Emirates Stadium for Saturday afternoon's match. The Gunners kicked off the new campaign with a 2-0 victory away to Crystal Palace, while the Foxes threw away a two-goal lead against Brentford to draw 2-2.

Arsenal beginning the new Premier League season away from home in a London derby spelled trouble last year, but Mikel Arteta's reinforced side ensured that lightning would not strike twice in a professional performance against Crystal Palace last Friday.

Match Preview

It would not be an Arsenal win in 2022 without Aaron Ramsdale having to bail his side out on more than one occasion, but a Gabriel Martinelli header from a well-worked corner routine and Marc Guehi's own goal ultimately got the job done for the Gunners.

From Zinchenko's assist, Gabriel Jesus's energetic display and William Saliba's man-of-the-match performance, the trio of debutants laid down early markers for the months ahead, as Arsenal now aim to kickstart their Emirates endeavours on the front foot.Arsenal ended the 2021-22 season with three consecutive home wins against Manchester United, Leeds United and Everton - albeit without a single clean sheet from any of those matches - and it has been over 50 years since the Gunners claimed back-to-back wins with back-to-back clean sheets at the start of a top-flight season.

Arteta has affirmed that his side are still hoping to be active in the transfer market before the window closes, but the core of the current Arsenal crop ought to feel confident of getting the job done against a Leicester side whose summer business has been virtually non-existent.

With an almost identical first-team squad taking to the field on the opening weekend, Leicester fans briefly forgot about their side's failure to bring in a single new signing, as Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall struck for the Foxes against Brentford to put them two goals to the good.

Prediction

With Saliba and Zinchenko providing some added steel to the Arsenal defence, the Gunners are well-placed to put another three points on the board this weekend, especially if Arteta has every single one of his players available. Leicester's inability to keep clean sheets on the road has been well-documented for over 12 months now, and we can envisage another two-goal success for Arteta's side in front of their own fans.

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