Arsenal travel to the Midlands to take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium tonight in Arsene Wenger’s penultimate game as Gunners boss.
The Reds only have pride left to play for as they are guaranteed a sixth-place finish and with that, Europa League qualification.
Arsenal overcame the disappointment of exiting said competition at the semi-final stage by sweeping aside Burnley 5-0 last time out.
A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and strikes from Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac and Alex Iwobi crowned Wenger’s final home game after the 68-year-old was given a guard of honour pre-match.
Tonight’s opponents Leicester will be keen for the season to end as soon as possible having seen their form tail of since securing their Premier League status.
The Foxes haven’t won in their last five outings including a 2-0 loss to West Ham last time out and a 5-0 thrashing at Crystal Palace before that.
They currently sit 9th with 44 points and are in danger of being overtaken by Newcastle United with both sides having two matches to play.
Without further ado, here’s a look at four key battles that could prove crucial in determining the outcome of the match…
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang v Harry Maguire
Aubemayang is in fine form having bagged twice at the weekend, and his pace and shot power will cause Leicester problems tonight.
Maguire could be his direct opponent and will have to use all of his six foot three frame to stop him early as there is no doubting who would win in a footrace.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan v Christian Fuchs
Mkhitaryan has done well since moving to the Emirates from Old Trafford, including scoring against his former club a couple of weeks ago.
Fuchs is a seasoned pro at left-back for the Foxes and will have to use all of that knowledge to keep the Armenian under control and provide an attacking outlet himself.
Jamie Vardy v Konstantinos Mavropanos
Vardy is a real livewire upfront and also the Premier League’s fifth highest goalscorer this campaign with 17, proving he also has exceptional finishing ability.
It could prove to be a real test for Mavropanos, in what will be the 20-year-old’s third Premier League appearance in the absence of Laurent Koscielny.
Riyad Mahrez v Sead Kolasinac
On his day, Mahrez is almost unplayable. The 2015-16 PFA Player of the Year has skill, pace and work rate in abundance with exceptional set-piece abilities.
Kolasinac will be up for the task having scored at the weekend but will have to keep a close eye on Mahrez if Arsenal are to take anything from the match.