Mikel Arteta could have secret weapon as Arsenal face crucial Leicester test


Xhaka’s ventures forward ensures Arteta gets the best of both worlds from the 29-year-old.

Further forward, he is no longer an avenue of weakness for opposing teams to target in their counterattacks and he will not be able to get into Partey’s way, and vice-versa.

When the Gunners face aggressive, high-pressing opposition, Xhaka can ghost in-between their defence and midfield, creating space for Odegaard, while also providing the perfect outlet for Partey, White, and Gabriel to find with a pass.

Despite a sluggish and inconsistent season, Leicester are a side capable of turning up on any given day and blowing any and all opposition away.

Wesley Fofana’s long term absence has severely weakened a Leicester backline that has conceded 43 Premier League goals in 25 matches.



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