Arsenal Vs Leicester Match Preview: Mesut Ozil, Alex Runarsson to feature in the League cup

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Mesut Ozil in action for Arsenal against Everton at Emirates Stadium
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Mesut Ozil may feature for Arsenal against Leicester city in the 3rd round of the EFL cup. Also Arsenal’s new signing Alex Runarasson may be able to debut against the foxes in the league cup.

Arsenal to face Leicester away from home in the League Cup

Gunners will face Leicester city at King’s Power stadium on 24th September in the Carabao cup. Arsenal have previously qualified for the next round of the Carabao Cup in 16 of the last 17 season while failing only in 2014-15 against Southampton. Mikel Arteta will have his eyes on Domestic cup after winning Fa cup and community shield. Arsenal have got tough draw as they will be facing foxes who have beaten them in last three games held at King’s power stadium. Leicester will be looking to maintain the record of reaching at least quarter finals of the EFL cup in each of the last three season with a win over Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil to feature for Arsenal in the game against Foxes

Mesut Ozil is set to feature for Arsenal against the foxes in the 3rd round of Carabao Cup. Arsenal’s highest paid player will once again make a comeback in the team after being sidelined for more than a year. Former Real Madrid star has been kept out of squad due to technical reason as per Manager Mikel Arteta. Arteta in his Press conference has clearly stated his demand from the players. Even though Mesut Ozil trains with the first team, he remains excluded from the match day squad pertaining to training form. Meanwhile after the departure of Emiliano Martinez, Mesut remains the longest serving player for Arsenal. Mesut Ozil joined the Gunners for record breaking fee in 2013 on sensational D-day timeline. Mesut Ozil was one of the best players for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger but since his departure he has been out of favor for the new manager.

Since taking over charge of Arsenal Mikel Arteta has not picked up Ozil in his starting eleven. Although the Spanish coach knows the quality and the flare Ozil bring in the game. Mesut has seen lots of ups and downs in his Arsenal career in a span of 7 years with the gunners. Mesut creativity and his game reading ability has been second to none. During his Madrid days he had achieved pinnacle of success by winning the La Liga title and providing most assists. Arsenal are looking for a creative midfielder in this transfer window. Even though Gunners have Ozil but Arteta wants midfielder’s who can track back and defend. Mesut will be looking to prove Mikel wrong by producing Man of the match performance in the league tie.

Alex Runarsson to make his debut for Arsenal against Leicester

Runar Alex Runarsson has joined Arsenal from French Side Dijon after the departure of Martinez. Iceland Goalkeeper Alex has joined Gunners in a 2 million Euro deal from French club. Although the stats and figures does not go his way but Arsenal technical Director praised Alex saying we were following him for quite a period of time. Alex has joined Gunners as the back up option for Bernd Leno. Runarsson will be making his debut for Arsenal in the league cup against Leicester. The departure of Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has allowed Alex to join gunners as back up keeper. Alex will be the first Icelandic Keeper to play in the Premier League. He will also be first keeper from Iceland to play for the North London club.

William Saliba may feature for Gunners against Leicester

French Centre Back William Saliba may debut for Arsenal against the foxes in the EFL cup. Saliba has featured for Arsenal U-23 and will be making his first team debut for Gunners. William Saliba has been hailed as generational talents by some of the football Experts in the world. It will be exciting to watch how the French center back fare on his Arsenal Debut. Mikel Arteta will be looking to ease French center back in the setup.

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