Leicester vs Arsenal: 8 Key Facts and Stats to Impress Your Mates Ahead of Premier League Clash

​Fifth play third in the Premier League on Saturday, as highflying Leicester City welcome inconsistent Arsenal to the King Power Stadium.

 

Leicester will look to continue their fabulous first full season under Brendan Rodgers, as victory would see them leapfrog Manchester City into second place. With Liverpool and City meeting at Anfield on Sunday, this is a real opportunity for the Foxes to make ground on the top two. 

Leicester have been excellent in front of goal this season, and haven't failed to find the net since the opening day against Wolves.

They will look to continue this rich vein of scoring form against an Arsenal side on a disappointing run of Premier League form, as fans' patience begins to wear thin with Unai Emery.


The Gunners have won just once in their last five league outings.


With a helping hand from ​Opta, here are all the facts and figures you need ahead of this top five clash.


Upper Hand Is Leicester's in Recent Years

Jamie Vardy

Leicester have won their last two home matches against Arsenal​ - a 3-0 victory in April 2019 and a 3-1 win in May 2018, with Arsenal going down to ten men on both occasions. However, they have never beaten the Gunners in three consecutive top flight matches. 

Arsenal have lost two out of their last three Premier League meetings with the Foxes. This is more than they had in their previous 30 meetings with the Leicestershire side (W20, D9, L1). 


Not a Stalemate in Sight

Unai Emery

Saturday's fixture will be Unai Emery's 50th Premier League game in charge, and he is yet to oversee a domestic 0-0 during his time at the Emirates. 

Only ​George Burley (67), Ossie Ardiles (54) and Joe Royle (53) went more games without goalless draw from the start of their Premier League managerial careers. 


Coincidentally, two out of those three managers (Burley and Royle) have had a spell in charge at Ipswich Town. Only time will tell as to whether Emery will follow in their footsteps and one day take up the illustrious Portman Road hot seat. 


Vardy's On Fire

Jamie Vardy became the first Premier League player to reach double figures this season when he found the net against Crystal Palace last weekend. This is the second time Vardy has achieved this feat; the first was during the 2015/16 season. Leicester ended up doing alright that year. 

If the recent past is anything to go by, Vardy is only going to add to that tally on Saturday. The Leicester striker has eight goals in eight Premier League starts against Arsenal, the side he almost joined in the summer of 2016. This includes three braces, a record matched only by Didier Drogba.


Happy Travels

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Since his first away appearance for Arsenal in February 2018, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang​ has 16 away goals in the Premier League, the most of any foreign player in the top flight. 


Only Harry Kane (17) and Jamie Vardy (21) have scored more away goals in that period.



Source : 90min

Source: 90min