Michael Owen states his prediction for Leicester City v Arsenal

Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen is backing Arsenal and Leicester to play out a high-scoring game on Sunday

Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen is tipping Arsenal and Leicester City to play out a high-scoring game at King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners will make the long trip to Leicester knowing that a win against the Foxes would be sufficient to hoist them into the top four ahead of Chelsea FC’s clash at Manchester United.

Arsenal have faltered in the Premier League in recent weeks to raise doubts about their ability to secure a top-four finish in Unai Emery’s first season in charge.

The north London side slumped to a surprise 3-2 defeat by Crystal Palace at The Emirates last weekend to waste their chance to move above third-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal lost successive Premier League games when Wolves were commanding 3-1 winners against the Gunners at Molineux to leave Emery’s men in fifth place with three games to go.

The Gunners have only managed to win six games on the road in the Premier League this season, with their away form proving to be their Achilles’ heel under Emery.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Arsenal to play out a high-scoring game with Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

“Arsenal missed a chance to move back into the top four when tamely surrendering 3-1 at Wolves during the week,” Owen told BetVictor.

“That made it successive PL defeats after they were beaten 3-2 at home by Crystal Palace previously. Leicester therefore must be rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of facing such a weak rearguard and I expect goals aplenty here.

“The Foxes drew 2-2 with West Ham last time out and rarely keep a clean sheet so one thing is for sure, it won’t finish goalless!”

Arsenal have failed to finish in the Premier League’s top four in the last two seasons.

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