Arsenal FC – Our record against the Foxes

Our first home game against Leicester City (or Leicester Fosse as they were called then) was on March 9th 1895 and ended in a 3-3 draw.  It was played at Lyttleton cricket ground in Leyton as the Manor Ground was under a 6 weeks suspension due to an incident in a fractious match against Burton Wanderers; the referee had been knocked clean out at the final whistle by an angry Woolwich Arsenal supporter.

Since 1985 we have played 62 home games and have an outstanding record of – W40, D18, L4, GF148, GA63, GD85.

Our last home loss was on September 8th 1973 (45 years ago) overall we have only lost 6.5% of our home games and have never lost to the Foxes in the EPL era.

Invincible rounds ex-spud

Notable home games against Leicester……

15th May 2004

Going behind in the first half to a Paul Dickov header, a penalty and a delicious goal from a Dennis/Patrick combination completed both the comeback and the Invincibles season.

14th February 2016

Having come on as an 83rd minute substitute, Danny Welbeck scored a 95th minute winner against the soon-to-be surprise champions. It was all the sweeter as Leicester had gone in front after Jamie Vardy had dived in ridiculous fashion to win a penalty just before half time.

11th August 2017

The season kicked off in harum-scarum fashion with a Friday night rollercoaster ride. Having been in front after 2 minutes with Laca’s debut Prem goal, Arsenal went behind on the half hour. Sneaking level just before halftime, the Gunners again went behind before two late goals from substitutes Rambo and FFS Giroud sealed a dramatic victory.

It’s hard to not predict yet another home win on Monday, but you never know.

GunnerN5

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40 Responses to Arsenal FC – Our record against the Foxes

  1. mickydidit89 says:

    GN5

    Av historical home score 2.349 – 0
    Av prem league home score 3.3 – 0
    We need 4-0 🙂

    Now to read properly

  2. mickydidit89 says:

    Wow, I had no idea Leicester, the town, had even been invented in 1895!

    Apart from being a massive fan of Woolwich Arsenal fans knocking referees out, I’m amazed any cricket ground would allow the studded boot wearing footballer anywhere near their manicured pitch crease thing

    Thanks for the read

  3. LB says:

    You made it, a different post every day of the Interlull. No easy task.

  4. LBG says:

    Thanks GN5
    That Danny Welbz game raises the hackles. Cheating b****** Vardy right in front of me, and like Father like son, Schmeichel wasting time for 9/10 of the game then rushing like a headless chicken to take his goal kicks. Absolute justice.
    We need five…..to go third!

  5. GunnerN5 says:

    Morning all,

    Both our unbeaten EPL home record against the Foxes and our 9 game winning streak is on the line Monday – what our our odds?

    Chas thanks for your additions to the post.

  6. chas says:

    Cheers, GN5, the stats are definitely in our favour. Just need to add to them positively. 🙂

    The first FA Cup final was played at The Oval. Judging from this, it looks as though you can just about squeeze a footie pitch on without damaging the square!

  7. chas says:

    LB
    We made it. 🙂

  8. chas says:

    GN5

    An Arsenal win is just shy of 2 to 1 on.
    The draw is about 3 to 1 against.
    And Leicester to win is 4 or 5 to 1 against.

    Let’s hope the bookies are correct!

  9. chas says:

    I should stop reading shit like this.

    The xG analysts were predicting that betting on a Leicester win was the best bet of the Prem weekend because of our low xG in games against Watford, Everton and Fulham compared to Leicester’s slightly better xG.

    Surely they’re not taking into account the fact that we’re just about to step up a couple of gears as far as chance creation goes, while still maintaining our lethal finishing. That’s what I’m hoping anyway! 🙂

    https://www.infogol.net/blog/previews/arsenal-vs-leicester-free-premier-league-betting-tips-and-predictions

  10. LBG says:

    Now come on lads (and lasses), isn’t anyone going to feel sorry for Totteringham now their loan for the new shithole has risen from 400m to 500m because of the delay…………?

  11. LBG says:

    Bobby, at sixty six you would have been stretching it to remember very well Stan Mortenson and Stanley Matthews and their era, but I suppose that’s poetic licence.
    Knew that West Ham man would have a use some day!

  12. LBG says:

    You obviously remember Stan playing for Bath and Lancaster City!!

  13. chas says:

    I put the ‘dildo twins’ instead of the ‘dildo brothers’ into google to begin with and got a few results back I wasn’t expecting!

  14. jjgsol says:

    I dislike the statistics which say that a team has not beaten us for x years which frequently come back to bite us.

    I simply hope that the players take the game seriously, especially as we have frequently underperformed afe5r interlull periods.

  15. chas says:

  16. GunnerN5 says:

    I’m watching the English snooker final on stream, it’s the first time I’ve watched snooker in a decade or more and I’d forgotten the range of skills shown by the top pros.

  17. shame i couldn’t make tomorrows game those tickets prices refused to drop

  18. chas says:

  19. fred1266 says:

    Reiss Nelson is having a good season at Hoff

  20. GunnerN5 says:

    A warning to all in the Islington area. Be careful about drink driving as we are getting close to Christmas and police are out checking on people all over Islington and surrounding areas. Last Thursday night I was out for a few drinks with some old work friends in Islington and one thing led to another and I had a few too many Ciders and then went on to Gin, not a good idea on a work night. Knowing I was over the limit I decided to leave my car at the car park behind spoons and took a bus home. I passed the police check point just past Holloway road where they were pulling over drivers and performing breath tests. Because I was on the bus they just waved it past. I arrived home safely and no accidents, which was a real surprise because I have never driven a bus before and I am not even sure where I got it from.

  21. LBG says:

    GN5
    You are a genius!

  22. GunnerN5 says:

    TEAM NEWS

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to be available for Arsenal despite missing an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier for Gabon during the international break.

    Petr Cech, Mesut Ozil and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are now all fit, but defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is a major doubt because of an ankle injury sustained playing for Greece.

    Leicester captain Wes Morgan serves a one-match ban for his red card in the defeat by Everton.

  23. RC78 says:

    This game will be decided on our defensive performance, Leicester will score and we will score BUT if we manage to let only one goal in, we will win comfortably. So how do we defend well vs Leicester:

    1. Set Pieces and crosses – we must be strong in the air;
    2. Long Balls – we must make sure not to play a high line and we also have to cut transmission from their mid to Vardy.
    3. Control Vardy

    So here is my line up:

    Leno – Bello, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal – Xhaka, LT, Kola – Ramsey, Auba – Laca

    This should get us starting well. Then we bring on our Ozil, Miky and Wellbz

  24. GunnerN5 says:

    Sounds good to me RC78

  25. GunnerN5 says:

    Off to watch the US F1.

  26. mickydidit89 says:

    Bloody hell, do we deserve a game or wot

  27. LBG says:

    Great pics, Chas. Have a good journey down.

  28. mickydidit89 says:

    Do you think that back in those days the equivalent of the full kit wanker was the rosette and rattle tosser

  29. chas says:

    There’s nowt wrong with a decent sized rosette!

  30. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha ha

  31. mickydidit89 says:

    “Tuck your shirt in, Ants”

  32. VP of Oz says:

    7:34, why is the guy in the middle wearing a garter on his left leg?

  33. mickydidit89 says:

    It’s a sign to other perverts 🙂

  34. chas says:

    Hahaha 🙂 🙂 🙂

  35. mickydidit89 says:

    Here’s my PM then:

    So long as Mesut, Auba and Laca are on the field together for 30 mins, we’ll thrash them

  36. mickydidit89 says:

    NEW POST

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