Arsenal Vs Leicester City:Strongest 4-2-3-1 GunnersXI against Leicester Ozil start, Ramsey out


Arsenal news includes a look at the expected starting XI ahead of Monday night's game with Leicester

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil are expected to come back into the Arsenal starting XI for Monday night's game against Leicester City at the Emirates.

Aubameyang started on the bench against Fulham before the international break and scored twice after being introduced in the second half of the 5-1 win. Ozil, meanwhile, missed out altogether due to a back problem. But both look set to be restored to the starting lineup on Monday as Arsenal go in hunt of a tenth successive win in all competitions. Any sort of victory against Leicester will see the Gunners move back into the top four above Spurs, but a win by four goals or more will see them leapfrog Chelsea into third. Speaking ahead of the game, however, Unai Emery was well aware of the difficult task his side will face. "The game is very big, very difficult," said Emery. "Leicester are a very good team and play with a clear identity under Claude Puel. They are very competitive, have very good players and we need every single player, and our mentality together to be stronger than in the last match."

 With Ozil set to return to the starting XI, Aaron Ramsey looks set to once again start amongst the substitutes - just as he did at Craven Cottage before the international break. Alex Iwobi is expected to start on the right of a front three along with Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, with Ozil in the No.10 role supporting them.

 The central midfield is once again likely to made up of Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka - who both performed so well against Fulham last time out. Sokratis looks certain to miss out with an ankle problem so Rob Holding will continue to partner Shkodran Mustafi in a back four alongside Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal.

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