Arsenal v Leicester – Probable starting lineups – Mesut Ozil set to start

Arsenal host Leicester City today in a crucial Premier League encounter at the Emeritus stadium. Kick-off is at 12:00 (GMT).

The Gunners are five points behind the league leaders and know a defeat could see them slip eight points behind the Foxes.

Leicester go into the game on the back of a three game winning run including a 3-1 victory over Manchester City.

Arsenal have only managed to win one of their last five games and are in danger of slipping down to forth place.

Mesut Ozil is expected to start in his favoured number 10 role in a 4-2-3-1 formation. The Germany international of Turkish origin has been in impressive form this season with six goals in all competitions as well as 16 assists in the Premier League.

Arsenal probable lineup: Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Flamini; Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud

Leicester probable lineup: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Kante, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy

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