BEN CHILWELL and James Maddison are both injury doubts for Leicester’s crunch clash with Arsenal.
The news will come as a major boost to Gunners boss Mikel Arteta as the race for a spot in Europe heats up.
On Monday, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed that he has been hit with a selection headache as Chilwell and Maddison continue to recover from injuries.
The pair have been key cogs in Rodgers’ side this season as the East Midlands outfit look to retain their top four spot and qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2016.
Maddison missed Saturday’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace with a hip injury, while Chilwell was substituted at the break after suffering a foot injury at the King Power Stadium.
Rodgers said: “We’ve got doubts over James Maddison and Ben Chilwell. They could be the two who could struggle.
“We just have to wait and see. Ben’s (injury) is at the bottom of his foot, it’s giving him pain.
“We’ll see what the specialist says, sometimes you can play through it.”
Leicester City are currently in third and have spent all but one week of the season in the Champions’ League places,
But the Foxes may be pegged back by Arsenal – who added another impressive scalp to their list on Saturday with a comfortable 2-0 win at fellow European chasers Wolves.
The North Londoners have only lost just twice in the New Year under Arteta, who took over in December – the joint-lowest with league leaders Liverpool.
And they have moved up to seventh place under the Spanish boss, which is the highest they have been since Unai Emery was sacked in November.
Rogers added: “I think Mikel has done very well.
“There’s a huge expectation but he’s gone in and how he’s dealt with it so far has been outstanding.
“He’s made it very clear how he wants them to play, you can see the style.
“His courage to develop that, and they’ve played a couple of different systems, but the style has always remained the same.
“The team is very organised. They play how Arsenal supporters want them to play.”
Arsenal are still six points behind fifth-placed Manchester United and have Spurs and Liverpool next on their fixture list after hosting Leicester.
The Gunners will no doubt be keeping a close eye on the Manchester City’s Champions League ban appeal – with the outcome set to be announced on July 13.
Pep Guardiola’s side were handed a two-year ban from the European competition and a £25million fine in February for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.
So there is the prospect of the Premier League’s fifth place finishers securing a Champions League spot.