Arsenal are looking to start the season with two wins and clean sheets for the first time since 1971 and will be boosted by Leicester’s shocking record in north London
Arsenal’s fortunes have turned dramatically since last season as they look to achieve their best start in 50 years!
The Gunners impressed in attack and kept a clean sheet at the back as they emerged victorious in their 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the opener of the 2022/23 campaign.
It’s in stark contrast to how they opened last season as they lost their first three games without scoring for the first time ever.
If Mikel Arteta’s side win two out of two in their next game against Leicester, they will join an illustrious group.
Arsenal have only started a Premier League campaign with two wins on six occasions, but the current side could do better.
William Saliba has drawn plenty of praise for his performance at Selhurst Park and if he helps the Gunners keep another clean sheet on the road to a win, it will be the first time the club have claimed six points without conceding since 1971/72.
Arsenal’s new-look attack, led by summer signing Gabriel Jesus, is also relishing the prospect of playing against a shaky Leicester side.
The Foxes blew a two-goal lead in their 2-2 home draw with Brentford on Sunday, but they have an even bigger problem keeping the sheets clean.
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Brendan Rodgers’ men haven’t kept a clean sheet on the road against a current top-flight side since February 2021, a goalless draw against Wolves.
Worse still, Leicester have a miserable record against Arsenal – winning just one of their last 25 away league matches.
The East-Midlands side have also lost 35 top-flight away matches against the Gunners, which is more than against any other side.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are looking to record four consecutive league wins over the Foxes for the first time in 22 years.
The north Londoners have won the last three Premier League meetings between the two teams, scoring seven goals and conceding just once.
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