Arsenal Team News: Injuries, and line-up vs Leicester

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Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday evening
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s time at the club has almost drawn to a close and he’ll hope to record the Gunners’ first away win of 2018 when they visit Leicester on Wednesday.
Wenger’s side gave their departing manager a gift on Sunday with the 5-0 rout over Burnley in the Frenchman’s final home game as Arsenal manager.

Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy have both previously been linked with moves to Emirates Stadium and both players will  be keen to inflict further away day misery on the north Londoners. However, Arsenal are unbeaten in 22 games against Leicester – the longest unbeaten run in their top flight history.

Arsenal injuries

Laurent Koscielny is expected to miss the World Cup with a suspected ruptured Achilles sustained in the first half of Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid.

Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny is out with ankle ligament damage and is unlikely to be involved while a back problem has ruled out Mesut Ozil for the rest of the season.

Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles injury, although he is running again and will hope to be involved in pre-season if his contract gets renewed.

Wenger is likely to field Sead Kolasinac at left-back while Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Calum Chambers or Rob Holding are able to fill in at centre back.

Konstantinos Mavropanos could feature again after an two impressive consecutive league starts against Manchester United and Burnley.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are both expected to start after getting in on the goals during Arsenal’s 5-0 rout of Burnley at the weekend.


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