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Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was crucial in helping the Gunners keep a clean sheet, Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey scored his second PL goal of the season while Frenchman Alexander Lacazette ended his own scoring drought as Arsenal leapfrogged Manchester United into fourth spot on the log.
So ends it at the Emirates Stadium and it is the Arsenal who have nicked a 2-0 win over Leicester City to boost their UCL hopes for next season. The victory sets up the Gunners finely for this midweek’s bumper clash against Liverpool.
FULL-TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City
59′ MIN: Alexandre Lacazette keeps his cool and converts the penalty. The Frenchman puts the ball into the top left corner past the outstretched arm of Kasper Schmeichel.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City (A. Lacazette)
58′ MIN: It’s a PENALTY to Arsenal after the VAR review!
PENALTY!!! To Arsenal
Play continues despite the shouts by some Arsenal players for a penalty. Wait! Referee Anthony Taylor interrupts the game right now and he will review that decision using VAR! Let’s see what happens.
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 1-0 Leicester City
HALF-TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 1-0 Leicester City
11′ MIN: The corner from Gabriel Martinelli goes into a dangerous area and finds Thomas Partey, who outjumps the defence and glances a header into the back of the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 1-0 Leicester City (T. Partey)
KICK-OFF AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 0-0 Leicester City
Foxes boss Brendan Rogers has made four changes to his line-up, handing a start to Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho following his late goal against French side Rennes in the UEFA Europa Conference League last Thursday while compatriot Wilfred Ndidi finds himself on the substitutes bench.
Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has named the trio of Alexander Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka to lead the attack. Thomas Partey will be in midfield while Emile Smith Rowe is on the bench after recovering from Covid.
Another thing that makes this match more crucial for Arsenal is the fact that other contenders for the last UCL position in the league, all won their respective games. Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Everton 1-0 away at Goodison Park while West Ham United saw off Aston Villa 2-1 at the London Stadium.
Hi football lovers! Welcome to Apex Football late Sunday fixture between Arsenal and Leicester City set to go down at the Emirates Stadium. This match is super important for the Gunners as they chase UEFA Champions League football for next season and a victory over the Foxes will see them leapfrog Manchester United into fourth position, after the Red Devils earned a hard-fought 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspurs on Saturday.