Charlie Nicholas believes his former club Arsenal could suffer a heavy beating when they face Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports.

Unai Emery’s side laboured to a 1-1 draw against Vitoria in the Europa League on Wednesday – a game in which they let a lead slip for the fourth successive match – but look on course to qualify from Group F.

In the Premier League, Arsenal sit fifth after 11 matches. However, they are winless in three and pressure has grown on the Spanish coach ahead of their clash with the Foxes, who sit third in the table.

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Nicholas, who played over 180 games for Arsenal, is worried the side’s defensive frailties will be ruthlessly exposed by Brendan Rodgers’ free-scoring Leicester.

“It’s seriously worrying,” Nicholas told Sky Sports News. “They’ve got Leicester on Saturday evening and at the moment it looks like they could blow them away.

“Arsenal fans have travelled and watched another basic performance. I like the manager a lot but I said the same with Arsene Wenger: things have to change. He [Emery] has to be stronger and sort these problems out.