Arsenal kicked off their Premier League games with a comfortable win over Crystal Palace and next up, they welcome Leicester City at home.
The Foxes were held to a 2-2 draw by Brentford and with the kind of form Arsenal are in right now, Rodgers’ side will have an uphill task on their hands on Saturday.
The Gunners have won their previous three home matches but at the same time, Leicester are unbeaten in their last six away outings. However, Arsenal have done some great work during the summer so they will definitely be eyeing another regulation win.
Arsenal have scored seven goals and conceded only one vs the Foxes in their previous three meetings and the last time they lost to Leicester was way back in 2020.
Early team news:
For the home side, they have only two injury concerns going into gameweek two with Emile Smith Rowe and Fabio out.
Tomiyasu missed the season opener but the full-back will be available for selection this weekend. Smith Rowe is also going to return to training this week so the youngster can also be fit in time.
Ricardo Pereira has been ruled out for six months and along with him, Ryan Bertrand and Harvey Barnes are also ruled out for the Arsenal vs Leicester City tie.
The manager said last week: “Sadly, Ricardo Pereira will be out for up to six months. He had his operation last night, and he’ll recover now, get strong again and come back better, I’m sure. He ruptured his Achilles.”
Timing: 13th August at 15:00 GMT.
Venue: Emirates Stadium.
Referee: Darren England
How to watch:
UK: Because of the 3 pm football blackout the Arsenal vs Leicester game will not be shown on TV.
India: Star Sports Select HD2, Star Sports Select 2, Hotstar VIP, JioTV
Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City
Arsenal to win: 1.5
Leicester City to win: 6.5
Stats courtesy the official EPL website