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EMILE SMITH ROWE has doubled Arsenal’s lead after Gabriel nodded the visitors into the lead against Leicester.

The Brazilian headed in from a corner to giver the Gunners the upper hand, handing Mikel Arteta the perfect start.

In-form Gunners have recovered from losing their first three games and now find themselves in the top half of the table.

Alexandre Lacazette and Peirre-Emerick Aubameyang are among the starters for the Gunners as Kieran Tierney misses out.

  • Kick off time: 12.30pm UK
  • TV channel: BT Sport 1
  • Live stream free: BT Sport app and website
  • Leicester team: Schmeichel, Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu, Castagne, Tielemans, Soumare, Thomas, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy.
  • Arsenal team: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Saka, Thomas, Sambi Lokonga, Smith-Rowe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Stay up to date with all the latest from the King Power Stadium in our live blog…

  • LEICESTER 0-2 ARSENAL

    33, Better from Leicester as their press nearly forces a mistake in the Arsenal defence.

    Credit to Ramsdale, though, for coming out the clear up the danger and not panicking on the ball before clearing his lines.

  • LEICESTER 0-2 ARSENAL

    30, There looks to be a lot more space in Leicester’s defensive shape for Arsenal to exploit than the other way round.

    Tomiyasu just swung in a good low cross from the byline that only needed a near-post run and it would’ve been another chance.

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  • LEICESTER 0-2 ARSENAL

    28, WHAT A SAVE!!

    Iheanacho curled one towards the far corner from 25 yards and was wheeling away to celebrate.

    But a full stretch Ramsdale, and I mean full stretch, just got a finger on it to tip it round the post.

    Incredible save.

  • LEICESTER 0-2 ARSENAL

    26, First decent move from Leicester and Tielemans tries to flick it into the path of Vardy.

    Unfortunately for the Foxes, the pass had too much on it and it went straight through to Ramsdale.

    Much better from the home side, passing and penetration wise.

  • LEICESTER 0-2 ARSENAL

    23, About the first thing that’s gone wrong for Arsenal so far…

    Gabriel drops to the ground and needs some treatment, but he’s up again and looks to be ok.

  • LEICESTER 0-2 ARSENAL

    21, The warning signs were there for Leicester in the very first minute when Saka got free way too easy.

    And Arsenal have had their way ever since.

    Really poor opening from Leicester. Rodgers talked about the momentum his team have gained of late but they look asleep right now.

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  • LEICESTER 0-2 ARSENAL

    19, That’s way too easy for Arsenal and really poor defensively from Leicester.

    Saka was afforded an acre of space to run on the right and his low cross wasn’t dealt with.

    In the end it ricocheted to Smith Rowe on the edge of the area, and his first time, side foot finish found the bottom corner.

    Schmeichel was rooted to the spot. Arsenal have been excellent.

  • GOOOOOAALLLLLL!!

    It’s Emile Smith Rowe! It’s 2-0 to Arsenal.

  • LEICESTER 0-1 ARSENAL

    16, Nuno Tavares with a marauding run, the type that only left backs seem to be capable of.

    He played it to Lacazette on the right flank but the low cross towards Aubameyang was cut out.

    Another decent opening, that. Arsenal looking dangerous.

  • LEICESTER 0-1 ARSENAL

    15, A few groans from the crowd as Leicester give it away and their attack breaks down.

    Arsenal look very well set in a defensive shape. Lokonga’s presence alongside Partey in midfield has given them a real solidity in there.

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  • LEICESTER 0-1 ARSENAL

    12, Maddison with Leicester’s first real opening from a free-kick very central and 20 yards out.

    But he can’t get it over the wall and his flick back into the box on the rebound leads to nothing.

  • LEICESTER 0-1 ARSENAL

    10, It’s been all Arsenal so far and early problems for Brendan Rodgers.

    His side are still trying to play out from the back as is his style but it’s getting them in trouble.

    Partey just had a shot from 20 yards which Schmeichel got down to save.

  • LEICESTER 0-1 ARSENAL

    7, And Aubameyang with a chance… but it’s straight at Schmeichel.

    A pretty good opportunity for someone like Aubameyang but it was on his left foot and he couldn’t get any power or direction it it.

    Really fast start from the Gunners.

  • LEICESTER 0-1 ARSENAL

    5, And Leicester don’t deal with this one.

    Gabriel with a brilliant run to the near post and he flicks his header into the far corner.

    Perfect delivery from Saka and a perfect header from the centre-back.

    Leicester haven’t woken up yet.

  • GOOOOOAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!

    Gabriel with the header! Arsenal lead early.

  • LEICESTER 0-0 ARSENAL

    4, A bright start this from Arsenal.

    They just had a corner from the left that Leicester didn’t look too convincing in dealing with.

  • LEICESTER 0-0 ARSENAL

    1, Almost a perfect start for Arsenal as Saka wriggles free and works a one-two with Lacazette.

    He got a shot in from a tight angle and it ricochets off Amartey straight to Schmeichel.

    Fortunate for Leicester, that could’ve gone anywhere.

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  • PEEEEEEEEPPPPPP

    And we’re underway at the King Power Stadium.

  • HERE WE GO

    Arsenal will kick us off after the players take a knee.

    We’re about set for the action to begin.

  • TIME TO PAUSE

    The teams are out and there’s a good atmosphere inside the King Power Stadium for this one.

    A moment of reflection from both teams and wreaths being laid by Mikel Arteta and Brendan Rodgers.

  • AS IT STANDS

    Right, we’re about set for the action to begin.

    A quick look at the Premier League table before the weekend’s action kicks off.

  • ODDS

    Here are some odds for today courtesy of Betfair:

    Leicester 13/8
    Draw 5/2
    Arsenal 7/4

    Jamie Vardy is 7/2 to score first today, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is at 9/2 for Arsenal.

  • GUNN SHY

    And here’s the Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta talking to BT Sport about his team’s recent revival.

    “We are on track and that’s why results have improved a lot.

    “We are getting some consistency in results and performances and just want to keep getting better.

    “It will be a really even and competitive match, we know what they’ve done in the last few years and their strength.”

  • ARSENAL FORM

    Arsenal are in pretty good shape after the rocky start to the season.

    They’re unbeaten in their last six in the league and also are into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

    Arteta’s men looked very good on Friday night against Aston Villa and trending in the right direction heading into this one.

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  • BOSS TALKS

    Here is Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers talking to BT Sport about that recent good form.

    We had a good international break and really nailed some of the things that are important to us and Manchester United got the confidence back in our team again.

    We’ve got a good mentality and are ready to go.





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