Arsenal broke into the top four once again as they produced one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Thomas Partey gave the Gunners the lead with a header at the near post in the 11th minute before Alexandre Lacazette sealed the three points with a penalty in the 59th minute. Arsenal has a one-point lead over Manchester United with three games in hand.
Arsenal: Ramsdale (8), Cedric (7), White (8), Gabriel (7), Tierney (7), Partey (8), Xhaka (7), Saka (7), Odegaard (9), Martinelli (7), Lacazette (7).
Subs: Smith Rowe (6), Pepe (6), Nketiah (6).
Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Albrighton (6), Amartey (6), Soyuncu (5), Thomas (5), Pereira (6), Dewsbury-Hall (6), Mendy (6), Maddison (5), Barnes (6), Iheanacho (5).
Subs: Ndidi (6), Justin (6), Daka (6).
Man of the match: Martin Odegaard
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: “They are a really good side and we had to raise the level that we showed against Watford and we have certainly done that today in every aspect of the game, I think. We had moments where the speed of the ball, the understanding, the movement, the link between the players, it was terrific. It was a big result for us. We are in a very good position but there is still a lot to fight for. Now it is Liverpool, we know how tough it will be and we will have to prepare the game to win it.”
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “We gave away a poor goal from a corner yet again. That is obviously disappointing because you come away from home, in any game, but especially away when we looked solid, to give that away puts you on the back foot. But I thought our response was really good. We started to make more passes and not be in such a rush. Barnesy has a good header and Aaron makes a brilliant save. He has had a couple against us where they look like they are in.”
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