Arsenal host Leicester City in a key battle in the Premier League premiere four.
The Gunners are mounting an unlikely charge to qualify for next season’s Champions League after winning the Wolves, while Leicester have held off after a difficult start since the league resumed passing Crystal Palace.
Gold boot contenders Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also compete here.
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90 + 7 ‘- Arsenal 1-1 LeicesterLeicester seems most likely if someone, with a few crosses, but no real danger created. One point will not bring Leicester to third place, but leaves the gap between them and Man United at four points.
89 ‘- Arsenal 1-1 LeicesterGray falls into the box but there is no appeal for a penalty.
EIGHT minutes added!
And after a long VAR check, Leicester is indeed on the level! There are five minutes left for injury time and we are all tied.
68 ‘- Arsenal 1-0 LeicesterLacazette has the ball in the net! But the flag is immediately raised and it is indeed offside. A corner kick is struck by Luiz and the attacker hits it from two yards – but it is excluded.
Drinks interrupt time.
66 ‘- Arsenal 1-0 LeicesterWhat luck. Perez center from the right, Vardy takes a hit and turns to shoot … and seems to hit the ball against his foot. Make a good contact and that would have tested Martinez.
Tielemans makes a t-shirt for Ndidi and he plants one from a distance – blocked by the massive rows of Arsenal shirts. The Gunners have a few right now – Luiz after the block, Aubameyang after a tackle.
54 ‘- Arsenal 1-0 LeicesterVardy cuts a brilliant ball at Arsenal’s defense and Iheanacho scrapes a volley on target – but it’s another good stop from Martinez. Safe hands all night.
Lacazette does well to tie the game and turn his man over, before he is trod 10 meters from the edge of the surface. Free kick and shot that David Luiz intensifies … and that Schmeichel saves.
Great luck for the foxes. The two wingers are involved and Justin almost equalizes, firing a shot at Mustafi’s face, who blocks.
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When is it and what time is the kick-off?
The match begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Emirates on Tuesday, July 7.
How can I watch it online and on TV?
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 7:30 p.m.
Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the game through the Sky Go app. If you are not a Sky customer, you can purchase a NowTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
Nicolas Pepe is expected to return after missing victory over the Wolves due to the delivery of his wife, while Calum Chambers, Bernd Leno, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli.
James Maddison is still in doubt with a hip problem, and Rodgers will sweat the physical condition of Ben Chilwell and Ayoze Perez, both of whom face late fitness tests after being forced to leave against Palace.
Arsenal XI: Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka; Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang
Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Praet, Patience, Tielemans; Perez; Iheanacho, Vardy
What are the chances?
Arsenal have a good trend and Arteta is starting to see that their players understand what they expect from their team. Leicester presents another challenge, but even after its victory against Palace, not one that should be intimidating given Molineux’s impressive victory last time. The Gunners seem to have more avant-garde and suddenly a certain resilience without the ball. We will go for a home win and the last sign that Arteta is the man to inspire a resurgence in the Emirates. 2-1.