Harry Maguire is struggling for form, Brentford will miss David Raya and West Ham look to continue their surge

Back-to-back league wins over Manchester United and Brentford suggest Leicester City have hit their stride after a shaky enough start to the season and Brendan Rodgers’s side are likely to provide a stern test for an Arsenal team that have also improved but were perhaps overpraised for their most recent league win against a surprisingly meek Aston Villa. Saturday’s early kick-off should provide a stern test of what currently passes for both teams’ mettle. Locked together on 14 points, a win for either would send them fifth for a few hours at least. That would constitute dizzy heights at the 10-game mark when the league table is generally accepted to be taking shape, not least for an Arsenal side that began the current campaign with three straight defeats. BG

Leicester v Arsenal, Saturday 12.30pm (BST)

Tottenham v Manchester United, Saturday 5.30pm (BST)

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