Sunday, April 21, 2024

Gunners unchanged, Tomi and Smith Rowe make the bench: Arsenal v Leicester team news

Arsenal take on Leicester at the Emirates today, looking to build on last weekend’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Here are the official line-ups.

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Saka, Jesus

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Tomiyasu, Holding, Elneny, Lokonga, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Nketiah

Leicester: Ward, Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Amartey, Justin, Tielemans, Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison, Vardy

Subs: Iversen, Soyuncu, Thomas, Mendy, Praet, Albrighton, Perez, Iheanacho, Daka

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hope to see some nice football today, I’m in the mood. If we can play like we played in the first 30 mins vs palace, we’ll wallop them. Coyg


Like it a lot

Mikel doesn’t change a winning team, and this certainly looks like our strongest 11.

Can’t wait to hear the roar of the crowd for the first home game of the season.

I fancy another 2-0.


Wasn’t expecting any changes, solid and exciting first team with some decent players to bring on. Leicester have only beaten us once away in the last 25 matches per Orbinho so hope we keep that going.



Great first 11 and bench is getter stronger


Nice to see Tomi back. It looks like Zinchenko is Arteta’s first-choice left-back.

3-1 to the Gunners

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

He’s probably easing Tierney back in slowly, due to all his recent injuries


Most likely. Personally Tierney still excites me a little bit more than Zinchenko, but I’m completely fine with both. Really happy we have them, both will play a lot throughout the season.


Great to see the bench getting stronger with those returns!
What happens when Viera is fully fit – is Pepe not even going to make the match day squad….?

Nainsley Aitland Miles

This is Arsenal, we never have a fully fit squad, there’ll always be a couple of niggles.

But if we did, I fancy Vieira would take the place of Lokonga.


Or Elneny

Teryima Adi

Lokonga should go on loan.

Martin R


Teryima Adi

You’re the English language tutor, ain’t you?😄


A Jesus hat trick is not improbable!


Would love to see that, sick of all the Nunes vs Haaland talk and I’d love to see Arsenal in the running for Golden Boot again!


Totally!! Jesus heard us , it seems


His capable of miracles

Eric Blair

Nice looking bench, we’ll need all 5 subs today with the heat.

Let’s do it!


Leicester’s keeper just fell down whilst kicking a ball in the warmups, for no obvious reason. Hopefully that type of thing carries into the match

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Did he go off injured? I’ve never even heard of their other keeper, Daniel Iversen. Which means he’ll probably get MOTM today.


No, we think he was off balance when he kicked it and just fell over.

Teryima Adi

Let’s beat them. COYG!!!

Three Steps Sideways

Still some changes to come of course, however, just looking at the strength of the bench compared to recent times past gives me cause for optimism.

Mayor McCheese

Leno on the bench for Fulham again. Poor fella. Might as well have stayed with us!

Fulham don’t wanna pay that £1m appearance fee to Arsenal.


It’s pretty usual for a goalkeeper to settle in gradually, it happened for us too with Leno vs. Cech, then Ramsdale vs. Leno. I’m not worried at all for him, he will play within a few weeks.


Will Tielemans feel conflicted playing against his potentially new teammates??

No, he’ll be trying to impress The Emirates crowd.


Cedric not even on the bench 🙂

Sorry Cedric.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Decent guy and solid professional, doesn’t seem like the type to kick up a fuss about that.


Wot, no Cedric? 😂


We have Tomi, Tierney and ESR on the bench, and we are at ease with that. We are looking good! Coyg!

Yankee Gooner

If that was not a penalty, which it wasn’t, how is it not a yellow card for simulation?

Public Elneny

Ramsdale needs to learn that it’s ok to be uninvolved for long periods. We just didn’t need him out there for the non-penalty, created something out of nothing

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