Arsenal will be hoping to return to winning ways when they travel to defending Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday for their first away game of the 2016/17 campaign.

The Gunners were beaten 4-3 at the Emirates Stadium by Liverpool last Sunday in their League Opener.

Saturday’s hosts will also be looking for their first win after also losing 2-1 to Hull City in the opening game.

Match facts:

• Leicester’s three Premier League defeats during the 2015/16 season were against Arsenal, including their only home defeat

• Arsenal have never lost an away Premier League game to Leicester, drawing two and winning 5-2 last season

• Leicester are currently on a 19-game winless run against Arsenal in the Premier League (D6, L13).

The Foxes star man is definitely Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez who crowned an impressive campaign last term by lifting the Premier League trophy and winning the PFA Player of the Year award.

The 25-year-old playmaker is the heartbeat of the team and will be crucial in pulling the strings for Claudio Ranieri’s side especially after committing himself to the King Power outfit by signing a four-year contract worth £100,000 per week on Wednesday after turning down a summer move to Arsenal. 

Kick-off: 5.30pm BST/NGT

Venue: King Power Stadium 

Referee: M Clattenburg

Assistants: J Collin, S Bennett

Fourth official: A Marriner.


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