Koscielny vs Vardy And Other Key Battles That Will Decide The Game When Arsenal Host Leicester City

In a battle that could decide the fate of the Premier League title, first placed Leicester City take on third placed Arsenal. Leicester confirmed their stake for the title with an impressive 3-1 win away from home against Manchester City and a similar performance at the Emirates would certainly ensure that the Foxes have one hand on the title.

Leicester are five points ahead of Arsenal and will be looking for some revenge. Arsenal are one of the few teams that actually beat Leicester and it was a resounding victory in the reverse fixture earlier in the season for the Gunners.

Alexis Sanchez scored a hat-trick in that game and with the Gunners needing to close down the gap, a victory at home is the least that they would be looking at. With such an important game coming on Sunday, we provide the three key battles from the game.

Hector Bellerin vs. Riyad Mahrez

Hector Bellerin

This is pace taking on trickery, Riyad Mahrez now is in double figures for both goals and assists in the Premier League this season and scored one of the goals of the weekend when he lashed in the second one in the victory over Manchester City. The 24-year-old Algerian though will not have as easy a time this weekend.

Hector Bellerin would have to be at his wits end to keep this wily fox in his back pocket but the Spaniard does have a lot of pace to counter that of Mahrez’s. If he can shut out this avenue for Leicester’s attacks, Arsenal do have a great chance of winning the game.

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Written by Kevin Harrison

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