Arsenal 4, Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Brendan Rodgers made no changes to his eleven as he put the same team out as against Brentford. This also proved to look good this time. Leicester came close early on when Wesley Fofana had a major chance to score from a long run and great pull forward.

But instead Arsenal and a special Gabriel Jesus striked after 23 minutes, given a chance as Jonny Evans was too soft in his pressing and the ball was perfectly placed over the head of Danny Ward.

Leicester was really pushing for something and a lively James Maddison tried his best over the next minutes but as so many times before Leicester is again punished from a set piece. Jamie Vardy gets his assist but to Gabriel Jesus has his deflected header reached Gabriel Jesus on the far post and he has no problem converting. Arsenal are 2-0 up after 35 minutes and the Brazilian has his perfect home debut.

Everyone thought Leicester had been rewarded a penalty late on in the first half and even the referee was convinced until VAR made their mark and looking at it again we must admit that Jamie Vardy was not fouled by Aaron Ramsdale so the decision to just skip it was correct.

Early in the 2nd half Leicester got one back. 53 minutes on the clock and an own goal from Saliba happens. This gave us all a bit of hope, but just two minutes later Danny Ward made a fool out himslef, Wesley Fofana also had a clowns act as Arsenal scored and suddenly they were in a 3-1 lead.

From a Leicester point of view the 2nd goal was the highlight of the day. A great one two between James Maddison and Kelechi Iheanacho did see Maddison score from a ball going in a tunnel behind Ramsdale. A real beauty that shows what this team is capable of. 3-2 and a again lift in spirit.

Arsenal do have a grand group of talented players and gave Leicester no real chance in this game as they just converted minutes after Leicester had been positive. Just a minute after Leicester had their 2-3 goal scored Martinelli scored from distance with a clinical shot not in reach for Danny Ward.

This time Brendan Rodgers made his changes. Daka, Iheanacho and Praet all came on, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall played all 90 minutes and Youri Tielemans, Daniel Amartey and Jamie Vardy had to see themselves withdrawn.

Today Arsenal were the better team as TCF expected, and for some reason you can look back at this game with a number of positives, but still we did see another level from the opponent.

Leicester will play Southampton next and that game will be one very important and a must win.

  • Positives
    • Scoring two goals
    • James Maddision doing his job cleverly
    • Brendan Rodgers taking action and making changes
    • Some good parts during 90 minutes
    • Being level in possession
  • Negatives
    • Giving Gabriel Jesus too much space
    • Again a bit of a strange set-up, not pace enough on the flanks
    • Not really in the game and showing weaknesses we know so well are there from the past

Player Ratings: Ward 4, Justin 5, Amartey 4, Evans 5, Fofana 5, Dewsbury-Hall 5, Maddison 7, Ndidi 5, Vardy 5, Castagne 5, Tielemans 5 Subs: Daka, Iheancho, Praet

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 50 / 50
  • Corners: 6 / 2
  • Shots on target: 7 / 2
  • Fouls: 15 / 9

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