Arsenal will look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table when they travel to Leicester City today.
The leaders could be strengthened with the return of midfield player Thomas Partey, who has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.
Leicester, meanwhile, are hoping James Maddison is fit to start at King Power. The England international has recovered from a knee injury.
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head to head
Leicester could lose five straight league games to Arsenal for the first time in 91 years.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are struggling to win three straight away games against the Foxes for the first time since 1925.
Saka signs new contract
Mikel Arteta says Bukayo Saka’s forthcoming new deal is part of Arsenal’s offer to build a “long-term project” with players whose “goals” align with the club’s.
the athlete reported on Thursday that Saka will be committed to the club after reaching an agreement in principle on a new long-term deal.
He said: “We want to keep our best players, the players we develop.
“We want to create a long-term project and of course we need our best players who are attached to the club.
“That’s our responsibility, to keep our best people and the people who have basically the same goals and purposes with the club together for a while and give them some stability and continue to develop as a club.
“It’s part of getting the club where we want to go.”
Arteta is hoping for a boost in midfield today after announcing on Friday that Thomas Partey was looking to return this weekend after missing the last two Premier League games with a hamstring problem.
The Arsenal boss said of Partey: “He hasn’t trained much but it looks like he could be available so let’s see how he trains today.
“He’s a really important player for us who we’ve missed in the last couple of games but hopefully he can be available.”
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Arsenal need to win today to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table. If they don’t win and Manchester City are likely to beat Bournemouth today, Mikel Arteta’s side will lose their position at the top of the pile.
Leicester will be hoping to continue moving away from the relegation places and an unlikely win could see them climb to 11th place.