Arsenal will be hoping to assert their dominance in this gameReuters

Arsenal travel to King Power Stadium to take on newly promoted side Leicester City as they look to strengthen their position in the early stages of the Premier League.

Where to Watch Live

The match at White Hart Lane is scheduled to start at 8:30pm IST (4:00pm BST, 11:30am ET) with live coverage on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in India. The EPL match can also be watched via Live Streaming online in India HERE. TV coverage in the UK will be on Sky Sports 1, with the option to Live Stream HERE or HERE. Viewers in the UK can also listen to the match via radio on Talksport or HERE.

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After a convincing 3-1 victory over Premier League Champions Manchester City in the FA Community Shield, Arsenal seem to have lost their bearings as they just managed a narrow win and a draw in their first two Premier League fixtures against Crystal Palace and Everton respectively.

Their performance against the Toffees was especially very poor as they looked very blunt and impotent for most parts of the match.

Alexis Sanchez, who started as the lone striker, failed to be a nuisance to the Toffees defence as he never managed to trouble Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin.

However, the Gunners suddenly sprung to life in the closing stages of the game and the Toffees were literally blown away as Aaron Ramsey and Oliver Giroud denied them the three points right at the death.

After the Everton game, Arsenal should be having an easier time against Leicester City due to them being new to the Premier League.

Nevertheless, the Gunners have problems of their own especially after the injury of Olivier Giroud. The French striker, who was looking in good touch this season, has been ruled out for the rest of this year with a broken leg.

Still Wenger feels that his squad have enough attacking players who can step up during Giroud's absence.

"The squad we have, we have enough to be successful. Why not? (Yaya) Sanogo, Sanchez, (Theo) Walcott, (Lukas) Podolski, Giroud. (Joel) Campbell. Of course we can be successful," the Daily Mail quoted Wenger as saying.

The North London club are the high favourites in this game but Leicester City will be hoping to make their task as difficult as possible.

The Foxes, who won the Championship by a good margin last season, were pretty impressive in their first two games against Everton and Chelsea despite failing to register wins.

Their performance against Chelsea was especially noteworthy as they held the Blues in a goalless draw up until the hour mark, when Diego Costa broke the deadlock.

Despite the defeat, the foxes had a lot of positives in the game as they created a decent number of chances and tested Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on a number of occasion.

Although many believing that a new side like Leicester City will only be looking to survive relegation in their first season in the Premier League, Foxes boss Nigel Pearson insists that he is aiming a little higher.

"I have been asked if staying up is just enough, and that has to be the bottom line, but I think it's dangerous to set your targets too low," Pearson told the Telegraph.

"From a business point of view survival would be an achievement. A top-10 finish would be huge, but we have to make sure our first goal is to establish ourselves in the Premier League."

"The key is always going to be whether we can learn quickly. It is whether you are able to adapt quick enough but I think our performances would suggest we are a capable side," he added.

Team News:

Arsenal: Mikel Arteta will not be available for this game as he is still recovering from an ankle injury. David Ospina has also been ruled out, although he is close to making a full comeback following a thigh injury. Olivier Giroud, however, faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a broken leg. Kieran Gibbs (hamstring) and Theo Walcott (knee) are also unavailable as they are still recovering from a hamstring and knee injury respectively.

The good news for the Gunners is that Aaron Ramsey will be back in action after missing Arsenal Champions League qualifying game against Besiktas due to suspension.

Leicester City: The foxes, on the other hand, will be without the services of Matty James, Matthew Upson for this game as they have been ruled out with a shin and foot injury respectively.

Leicester will be hoping that their new high-profile signing Esteban Cambiasso will be getting his international clearance so that he may make his debut for the club against the Gunners.

Expected Line-ups

Arsenal: Szczesny; Debuchy, Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal; Flamini, Ramsey; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Özil; Sánchez.

Leicester City: Schmeichel; De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky; Mahrez, King, Hammond, Schlupp; Nugent, Ulloa.

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