Leicester City vs Arsenal – LIVE!

The Gunners pay a visit to the King Power Stadium for the headline clash on a busy night of Carabao Cup third-round action.

Mikel Arteta’s men are full of confidence after starting the new Premier League season with back-to-back wins over Fulham and West Ham.

They now face a Leicester side that have also begun the 2020-21 campaign in impressive fashion, scoring seven times in total in successive victories against West Brom and Burnley.

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Date, time and venue

Leicester vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 7.45pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, September 23.

This match will be played behind closed doors at the King Power Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch

Live stream: The match will not be televised live in the UK, but fans will still be able to watch via the carabaocup.live website.

Match passes cost £10.

Team news

Mikel Arteta is expected to make a number of changes to the side that beat West Ham last time out.

The Spaniard could be set to hand debuts to Runar Alex Runarsson, who joined Arsenal on Monday, and William Saliba, who is being slowly integrated into first-team action.

After his Hammers heroics, Eddie Nketiah is expected to lead the line, with Reiss Nelson and Nicolas Pepe also likely to have their chance to impress.

In defence, Cedric Soares will be hoping to make his first appearance of the season, while Joe Willock is likely to get a start in central midfield.

Arsenal predicted XI (3-4-3): Runarsson; Saliba, Luiz, Kolasinac; Cedric, Elneny, Willock, Saka; Pepe, Nketiah, Nelson

Prediction: Leicester 1-2 Arsenal

Though this is an extremely difficult tie to call, Arsenal have been impressive in the way they’ve managed to get the job done of late.

They were perhaps less than fantastic against West Ham last time out, before substitute Nketiah nicked a winner five minutes from time.

Expect a tight affair – one which could go either way – but I think Arsenal will just take it.

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