How Arsenal could line-up against Leicester as Gunners look to boost European hopes

Arsenal welcome Leicester City to the Emirates on Tuesday night as the Gunners look for a fifth straight win to boost their European hopes. Dan Mountney predicts the team that Mikel Arteta could name.

How Arsenal could line-up against Leicester as Gunners look to boost European hopes

Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin could return to the team to face Leicester. CREDIT: OFFSIDE

Goalkeeper – Emiliano Martinez 

The Argentine has impressed since replacing the injured Bernd Leno and he will be hoping to keep his good run of form between the sticks going. 

Centre-back – Shkodran Mustafi 

Arguably Arsenal’s most improved player since Arteta’s appointment, Mustafi was rock solid against Wolves and will be looking for another strong showing against the Foxes on Tuesday. 

Centre-back – David Luiz 

The Brazilian was uncharacteristically assured against Wolves and should keep his place in the middle of the three-man defence. 

Centre-back – Rob Holding 

After Sead Kolasinac’s shaky performances in recent games, Holding could return to the team if Arteta decides to stick with the back three. 

Right wing-back – Hector Bellerin 

After losing his place to Cedric Soares against Wolves, Bellerin should return on Tuesday if Arteta continues to rotate his team as he has done since the Premier League’s restart. 

Left wing-back – Bukayo Saka 

Despite his recent good form, Kieran Tierney could be afforded a rest with Saka – fresh off scoring his first Premier League goal – taking his place after starting further forward against Wolves. 

Central midfield – Granit Xhaka 

The Swiss midfielder has been influential during Arsenal's recent run of good form and he will keep his place in the heart of the team. 

Central midfield – Dani Ceballos 

Despite finding himself out of the team when Arteta was appointed, Ceballos has grown in confidence and formed a solid partnership with Xhaka. The Spaniard should keep his place in the team on Tuesday. 

Right-winger – Reiss Nelson 

Nicolas Pepe could return after missing the clash with Wolves for the birth of his child, but Arteta may well give youngster Nelson another chance to impress on the right-hand side. 

Left-winger – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 

Arsenal's skipper put in another industrious display against Wolves, but he will be hoping to get back in the goals against Leicester to help the Gunners to victory and boost his golden boot chances. 

Striker – Alexandre Lacazette 

After coming off the bench and finding the net against Wolves, the Frenchman should start ahead of Eddie Nketiah as the pair continue their battle to lead the line. 

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