Confirmed line-ups: Leicester vs Arsenal – Martinelli & Trossard both start

By on February 25, 2023

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Arsenal can move five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has made just one change from the side that beat Aston Villa 4-2 at Villa Park last weekend. Aaron Ramsdale continues between the sticks with Oleksandr Zinchenko keeping his place at left-back ahead of Kieran Tierney.

Ben White starts at right-back so Takehiro Tomiyasu remains among the Arsenal substitutes today while William Saliba partners Gabriel in the middle of the back four.

Thomas Partey is back in the squad after recovering from a muscle injury that kept him out of the last two matches. However, Arteta hasn’t rushed the Ghanaian back as he’s on the bench today. That means Jorginho keeps his place in midfield after his impressive display at Villa.

Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard keep their places so Fabio Vieira remains on the bench. Bukayo Saka obviously starts once again on the right wing but Gabriel Martinelli is recalled after scoring off the bench last weekend.

The Brazilian international is expected to start on the left flank but Leandro Trossard keeps his place in the starting eleven. It looks like he’ll play up front with Eddie Nketiah rested due to a minor ankle knock.

For Leicester, there is some good news as James Maddison misses out with a knock while Youri Tielemans is on the bench.

These are the line-ups for the game:


Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Jorginho, Xhaka, Odegaard; Saka, Martinelli, Trossard

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Partey, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Kiwior, Holding, Tomiyasu, Vieira.


Ward; Castagne, Souttar, Faes, Kristiansen; Dewsbury-Hall, Ndidi; Tete, Praet, Barnes; Iheanacho.

Subs: Iversen, Tielemans, Vardy, Amartey, Daka, Pereira, Mendy, Thomas, Soumare.