Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal v Leicester

The Liverpool FC legend is backing Arsenal to beat Leicester City at The Emirates on Monday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Mark Lawrenson believes Arsenal will extend their winning run in the Premier League against Leicester City at The Emirates on Monday night.

The Gunners have a great record against Leicester City in north London, and Arsenal haven’t dropped points when faced with the Foxes in their last seven meetings in north London.

Leicester managed to hold Arsenal to a goalless draw in the FA Cup in January 2000, but the 2015 Premier League champions have toiled since that meeting in the third round of the cup competition.

Arsenal edged to a thrilling 4-3 win over Leicester at The Emirates in the opening Premier League fixture of the 2017-18 season after Alexandre Lacazette scored on his home debut.

The north London side have already scored 19 times in the Premier League this season, which is just two goals less than reigning champions Manchester City this term.

Arsenal were 5-1 winners against Fulham in their last Premier League game before the international break to highlight their undoubted progress under Unai Emery since Arsene Wenger’s exit.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson believes the Gunners will continue their winning streak in the Premier League when Leicester make the trip to the English capital on Monday night.

“Leicester lost at home last time out, which is usually enough for people to start muttering about the future of their manager Claude Puel,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“I don’t see things getting any better for Puel on Monday. Arsenal are on a run of nine straight wins in all competitions, and I would expect them to beat Leicester as well.”

Lawrenson added: “Like Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, Gunners boss Unai Emery has come in and is doing a very good job.

“That shows they are clearly both good managers, but it also shows that both clubs are very well run, with good resources and some excellent players.

“New coaches mean new voices, new training methods and new tactics but we are seeing how good players are very receptive to all of those things.”

Arsenal are in fourth spot in the Premier League table after their six-game winning run.

The Gunners have failed to secure a spot in the Champions League in the last two seasons after finishing outside the top four in Arsene Wenger’s final two seasons in charge.

The north London side are two points behind defending champions Manchester City, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC in the Premier League table in what looks to be a competitive title race.

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