Leicester City has received a boost in the recent week, as midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is ready to return to play following an injury.
The Nigerian had a hamstring injury last month and was initially given a recovery period of four to five weeks. But he is now expected to return sooner.
According to Leicestershire Live, Ndidi returned to training with the Foxes last week. And he was a rather surprising choice on the bench for Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Arsenal.
Brendan Rodgers is now expecting to welcome the midfielder back to full action. Against Spartak Moscow in the Europa League group stage on Thursday.
This is a rematch of the two teams’ last meeting in the third round of fixtures earlier in October. When Patson Daka led a comeback triumph with four goals to secure a thrilling 4-3 win for the Foxes.
If declared fit, Ndidi will play for the first time since late September. When he suffered a hamstring injury after playing every minute of the opening six Premier League games.
Leicester City without Ndidi
Arsenal won 2-0 against Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday, extending their undefeated streak to nine games in all competitions. Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was the hero of the show.
Arsenal got off to a fast start at the King Power Stadium. Scoring twice in the first 18 minutes via defender Gabriel and Emile Smith Rowe.
In five minutes, Gabriel headed home Bukayo Saka’s corner. Arsenal continued to dominate the hosts, who had defeated Manchester United in their previous home league meeting. And Smith Rowe grabbed onto a loose ball to make it two.
After the interval, Leicester continued to produce opportunities that they would have scored on another day. But Ramsdale refused to be defeated, bailing his team out time and again to seal a crucial victory on Arsenal’s road to recovery.
Leicester defender As Leicester continued to push, Luke Thomas hammered wide early in the second half. Before another fantastic Ramsdale stop denied Ademola Lookman.
Ramsdale then smothered at Harvey Barnes’ feet once again. The game could be said of two halves. With Arsenal Dominating the first half with ease.t And Leicester City trying their best to score in the second half.
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