Arsenal have never lost a Premier League game that kicks off at noon… sparking fear for Leicester tomorrow

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DESPERATE Arsenal fans dreading their side’s trip to Leicester can be boosted by the fact the Gunners have never lost a Premier League game that kicked off at noon.

The incredible run of 19 fixtures includes 15 wins and four defeats stretching back over the Prem era.

Arsenal will be delighted the clash with Leicester is kicking off at noon because they are undefeated at that time in the Premier League
Arsenal will be delighted the clash with Leicester is kicking off at noon because they are undefeated at that time in the Premier League
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Most recently, they dispatched Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage on October 7.

And it is stats like this one that will provide a much-needed lift ahead of their trip to Leicester tomorrow – which gets underway at midday.

Another one Arsenal fans will be clinging on to for confidence is that Leicester have won just once in their last 24 meetings with the Gunners – that, though, came in similar circumstances at the end of last season.

Arsenal have lost their last two matches, at home to Palace and then away at Wolves, as their hopes of finishing in the top four have been taken out of their hands.

It means they are at risk of a third successive Prem defeat for the first time in 13 months.

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But Unai Emery is expected to be buoyed by the return of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the side.

The £60million striker missed the defeat at Molineux as he recovered from sinus surgery.

Only Liverpool duo Mo Salah and Sadio Mane have scored more than his 19 Premier League goals this season.

Arsenal face a Leicester side in good form under Brendan Rodgers.

They have lost just once in their last six games and rescued a point at West Ham last week with a 92nd-minute Harvey Barnes equaliser, his first Prem goal.

But following the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle, Rodgers is at risk of losing back-to-back home games for the first time since September 2012 when he was Liverpool boss.


Jamie Vardy has an excellent record against the Top Six – and in particular Arsenal – with six goals in his last seven league meetings.

And the Englishman who has eight in his last eight will be licking his lips at facing a leaky Arsenal defence that has kept two away league clean sheets in the last 16 months, a stretch of 27 matches.

Emery’s side are at risk of conceding three goals in three consecutive top-flight games for the first time since 1967.

Jamie Vardy will be desperate to add to his six goals in his last seven league meetings with Arsenal when the Gunners head to the King Power
Jamie Vardy will be desperate to add to his six goals in his last seven league meetings with Arsenal when the Gunners head to the King Power
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