Not at their best in recent weeks in the Premier League with three lost and just one win in four games, Arsenal delivered an excellent performance on Sunday at Leicester. The protected Mikel Arteta showed great collective solidarity and great strength of character to win against the Foxes (1-3) .
The success of the Londoners took a little time to take shape. The quick goal scored by former Monaco Youri Tielemans (1-0, 6th) even made the Gunners fear the worst. Three days after their elimination from the Europa League against Slavia Prague (0-2), the Foxes of Brendan Rodgers then pushed to make the break and not concede a second consecutive defeat All competitions combined.
In vain. A few minutes from the end of the first period, the Brazilian Willian deposited a caviar on the head of David Luiz on an indirect free kick. With a beautiful plunging head, the ex-defender of PSG equalized and completely revived Arsenal (1-1, 39th).
Almost immediately, the London players recidivated and took advantage in this meeting. After a rude hand on a strike from Nicolas PÃ © pÃ ©, Alexandre Lacazette was awarded a penalty. The OL-trained player transformed without worry before and allowed Arsenal to pass before half-time (1-2, 45 2nd).
By winning this nice match on Matchday 26 of the Premier League at King Power Stadium, Arsenal put together an excellent operation in the race for the Europa League. The partners of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (replacing the kickoff this Sunday), are ninth in the standings but are provisionally just six points behind the fifth held by Chelsea.
By winning this nice match on Matchday 26 of the Premier League at King Power Stadium, Arsenal put together an excellent operation in the race for the Europa League. The partners of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (replacing the kickoff this Sunday), are ninth in the standings but are provisionally just six points behind the fifth place held by Chelsea.
For the loser of the day, on the other hand, this defeat is a very bad deal. The Foxes are missing the opportunity to put pressure on Manchester United before the Red Devils move to Chelsea (5.30 p.m., on RMC Sport 1). The winner of the duel between the Blues and the Mancuniens could sign a very nice shot. Worse for Jamie Vardy’s teammates, Manchester City is clearly standing out in the title race.