Chris Waddle provides Leicester vs Arsenal prediction forward of must-win conflict for Gunners
Chris Waddle has predicted a goalfest in Saturday’s Premier League showdown between Leicester and Arsenal which might have an enormous bearing on the race for the highest 4.
Below-pressure Gunners boss Unai Emery has admitted Saturday’s conflict is “a must-win” for his facet, who’re at the moment in fifth place, six factors behind third-placed Leicester.
Arsenal haven’t received of their final three Premier League video games, whereas Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes received 2-Zero at Crystal Palace final day out on the again of their gorgeous 9-Zero demolition of Southampton two weeks in the past.
Leicester even have the league’s prime scorer in Jamie Vardy, who has 10 from the primary 11 video games.
Arsenal even have a potent assault led by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, however contemplating the Gunners’ effectively documented issues in defence, former Tottenham ace Chris Waddle expects loads of objectives in Saturday’s teatime kick-off.
“The Gunners have gotten points defensively and Leicester have so many threats going ahead that there will likely be possibilities, in all probability at each ends,” Waddle informed the Racing Submit .
“I really like what Brendan Rodgers is doing at Leicester and might solely see them carrying on their good work by beating Arsenal. Arsenal will give pretty much as good as they get, however I predict a 4-2 Leicester win.”
A win for Arsenal can be a well timed increase to their hopes of qualifying for subsequent season’s Champions League, placing them inside three factors of the highest 4, with rivals Tottenham and Manchester United struggling.
However three factors for the Foxes can be an enormous assertion of intent from Rodgers’ squad that they’ll upset the standard large six this season and return to the Champions League.
It might open up a nine-point hole over Arsenal, with fourth-placed Chelsea additionally having the prospect to increase their benefit to 6 factors after they host Crystal Palace earlier within the day.
Rodgers has been touted as a possible successor to Emery within the Arsenal hotseat as strain grows on the Gunners boss following his staff’s inconsistent kind. The previous Liverpool supervisor has additionally been linked with a future transfer to United.