#PriceItUp Builder: Back Arsenal to Finally Win Away Against Out-Of-Sorts Leicester3 min read
Arsene Wenger’s penultimate away game in the Premier League as Arsenal manager promises to be a cracker.
The Gunners have the worst away record in English football in 2018 – with zero points picked up from 6 matches away from the Emirates Stadium so far this calendar year.
Yet both recent history and long-term history are in Arsenal’s favour here – Leicester are the most out-of-form team in the Premier League – with just 1 point from their previous 5 games.
Plus, Wenger has not lost any of his 22 meetings with the Foxes.
So, I’ll stick my neck out and say that Arsenal will win this one, and considering the current state of Leicester’s defence and Arsenal’s attack, I’ll be backing a margin of victory of two goals.
Arsenal will concede – they always concede. Jamie Vardy has already scored against all top six teams in the division this season, including a brace against Arsenal in the opening game of the Premier League season. I think he’ll cause the Gunners’ back line trouble again and will net Leicester’s consolation goal.
In Wenger’s final game in charge at the Emirates last week, we saw some impressive link-up play between the two star strikers Alexandre Lacazette – who scored and laid on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener & Aubameyang notched a brace while also grabbing two assists.
The pace of these two speedsters will surely be too much for Leicester’s leaky backline to handle – I’ll take both to score, with Aubameyang grabbing another two.
Neither of these teams are particularly notorious for foul play but again, I’ll refer to Arsenal’s front two as a source of problems for the home side’s defenders.
Harry Maguire has been having a tough time of late, conceding twice and picking up two yellow cards in his last four appearances at the King Power stadium.
Aubamayeng and Lacazette’s speed will cause the England man no end of problems and I can see him getting booked in an attempt to deal with the away side’s attack.
So, I’ve gone for a very big priced #PriceItUp Builder selection:
Arsenal to win 3-1
Jamie Vardy to score 1+ goals
Alexandre Lacazette to score 1+ goals
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score 1+ goals in each half
Harry Maguire to be carded
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