Confirmed line-ups: Leicester vs Arsenal – Key man ruled out but Lacazette starts

By on October 30, 2021

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Arsenal are back in Premier League action today as we take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this lunchtime.

The boss has rung the changes with several key players recalled after being rested for the Carabao Cup win over Leeds United on Tuesday night. Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is among those recalled as he replaces Bernd Leno between the sticks while Takehiro Tomiyasu comes in for Cedric Soares at right-back.

Ben White has been passed fit to start after recovering from a sickness bug and he lines-up alongside Gabriel in the middle of defence. However, Kieran Tierney is ruled out so Nuno Tavares starts at left-back this afternoon.

Thomas Partey is back in the Arsenal line-up and he’s joined by Albert Sambi Lokonga in the middle of the park so Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Mohamed Elneny drop out.

Bukayo Saka is recalled to start in the Arsenal attack and he’s joined by Emile Smith Rowe – who keeps his place after starring during the win over Leeds. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang comes in up front after being rested last time out so Eddie Nketiah makes way despite scoring against Leeds.

Alexandre Lacazette is rewarded for his fine recent form with another start so Martin Odegaard has to settle for a place on the bench. Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli are also named among the Arsenal substitutes.

These are the teams for the game:


Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Lokonga, Partey, Saka, Smith Rowe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Subs: Leno, Odegaard, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Soares, Pepe, Elneny, Kolasinac, Martinelli.


Schmeichel, Thomas, Amartey, Soyuncu, Evans, Castagne, Soumare, Tielemans, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy.

Subs: Ward, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Ndidi, Choudhury, Dewsbury-Hall, Lookman, Barnes, Daka.

One Comment

  1. Ukaz George

    October 30, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Nice one Arteta need to learn the coaching job very well and stop politics with players football is being played by form not by name only Messy and C.Ronaldo you can play by name but that was before not now in as much as Arteta has begin to know his good eleven but he must understand when one is not 100% fit and some players who are good in a certain clubs football is an art there are players who are very alert to a certain clubs so you keep records if you see Bukayo is not 50+50 you peek Pepe that will make you to get the best out of them because Pepe will be extra dedicated while Bukayo Saka will be waiting to be call upon to show case his strength by so doing you get the best out them any of them can be called not when you have demoralize one only to call him when he has already lose hope of playing he will come thinking this one you called him is all well he will be struggling with his mind and can’t play well because the zeal is no longer there so as a coach you know how to talk them into the games that is your work that is exactly what Ferguson and Wenger do they don’t enter into the pitch they only psyche you up to perform after there encouragement the players will go there and give there best and the players in question will begin to grow and improve more than he was before