Premier League In Focus – Arsenal vs Leicester City Preview
11th Aug 2017 by TSZ
When? Friday 11th August, 19:45 (BST)
Where? Emirates Stadium
What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Are tickets still available? Tickets are still available to those with an Arsenal Membership on https://www.eticketing.co.uk/arsenal/.
STATS & FACTS
This match marks the first time that the Premier League season has started on a Friday night.
Arsenal are a Premier League ever-present, and have won 13 of their 25 opening day fixtures (52% win-rate).
The Gunners have, however, lost three out of their last four opening weekend fixtures.
Leicester won the first Premier League head-to-head between the two sides back in November 1994, but since then they have failed to pick up another win
Of the last 10 Premier League encounters between the two – Arsenal have won seven and drawn three.
The Gunners have kept successive clean sheets in the last two encounters between these sides.
Arsenal’s record signing Alexandre Lacazette is set to make his Premier League debut.
This will be Craig Shakespeare’s first official game as Leicester manager after being appointed interim boss in February 2017.
MOST MEMORABLE MEETING
The two sides once played out an astonishing 6-6 draw at Filbert Street back in 1930, although arguably the most memorable clash between these two sides was back in August 1997 at the same ground, when the two sides drew 3-3 and Dennis Bergkamp scored one of the greatest hat-tricks in Premier League history.
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