Leicester set to be without Key Star for Arsenal clash

Written by Edward Pitt

February 26, 2021

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the Foxes will be without their crucial playmaker James Maddison for this Sunday’s clash with Arsenal.

The Leicester talisman sustained a slight hip injury against Aston Villa last weekend, a game in which he scored yet another goal. Rodgers has confirmed that this injury will rule him out for this game.

It gives Arsenal some extra hope of going to the King Power and getting all 3 points. Leicester have been on an impressive run of form, one which sees them 3rd in the table going into this fixture. For them, it is a potential chance to go clear of Manchester United in second. For us, a win would also be massive. Generally speaking, we have struggled for form this season. Things improved drastically after Christmas, but with the huge congestion in fixtures recently, the squad has started to seem a little bit jaded.

Victory in this game could see us climb as high as 8th if other results go our way. Defeat in this one likely means that any chances of getting Champions League or Europa League football next season through the Premier League is pretty much ruled out.

It is our last February fixture before a busy and challenging March where we will face Burnley, Olympiacos, Spurs and West Ham. If we can take wins against Leicester and Burnley into our crunch game against Spurs, there is a decent chance that we could find ourselves ahead of our rivals by the end of that match.

Whilst Arteta’s focus will still mainly be on the Europa League, I’m sure he will still be fielding strong teams in the league in the hope that a fine run of form in the run-in might just be able to place us back in the top 6 come the end of the season.

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