Leicester vs. Arsenal: 3 Key Battles That Will Decide Who Wins


3 – Riyad Mahrez vs. Nacho Monreal

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Last seasons PFA Player of the Season vs. perhaps the Premier League’s most consistent left-back. The reported Arsenal target signed a new deal with Leicester City this week and he will come up against Monreal on Saturday and the battle between the two players will be crucial in determining who will win the game. Monreal has done a good job of keeping Mahrez quiet previously, he knows the players strengths and weaknesses, but Mahrez will be looking to celebrate his new contract by disappointing one of the clubs that reportedly wanted to sign him. The Algerian has already started the new season with a goal, albeit from the penalty spot and if he can replicate anything close to last seasons form he is going to cause a lot of problems for Premier League defenders throughout the season. Monreal will have to work hard on Saturday to ensure he is not simply another victim of Mahrez’ magician like qualities.