Monday, November 29, 2021

Leicester City 0-2 Arsenal: 3 Things We Learned

Jamie Jones in Editorial, English Premier League 30 Oct 2021

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Arsenal have maintained their good run of form with a 2-0 win against Leicester City away from home at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners headed into the match against Leicester on the back of a 2-0 win against Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium in the Carabao Cup.

It followed a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at home in the league.

Meanwhile, Leicester won against Brighton and Hove Albion in the Carabao Cup in midweek and edged past Brentford in the Premier League last weekend.

Arsenal took the lead early on against Leicester on Saturday afternoon.

Brazilian central defender Gabriel put the Gunners in the lead after just two minutes when he headed in Bukayo Saka’s corner.

Saka was involved in the North London club’s second goal on 18 minutes when he combined with Alexandre Lacazette, and the ball eventually fell to Emile Smith Rowe to finish off.

The result means that Leicester are now 10th in the Premier League table with 14 points from 10 matches.

Meanwhile, Arsenal currently find themselves sixth in the standings with 17 points from 10 games.

Mikel Arteta’s side are level on points with London rivals and fourth-placed West Ham United – who have played nine games – and can be backed at 9/1 on Betfair to win their next Premier League game against Watford.

This is what we learned from Leicester’s defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.

Leicester City are in trouble

Leicester have been a force to be reckoned with under manager Brendan Rodgers over the past two seasons. After all, the Foxes narrowly missed out on the Champions League places in each of the last two seasons. Things, though, are not looking great at the moment. Leicester are looking lacklustre and are unable to step up their game when it matters. A challenge for the Premier League top-four does look unlikely at this moment in time.

Arsenal fans can dream

Rival fans were joking about Arsenal being relegation fodder after the first three Premier League games of the season. Arteta’s side had lost their opening three matches, including against Brentford. However, things are looking on the up now. The Gunners are playing good football and are being very consistent. With no European games in midweek for Arsenal and Manchester United not looking imperious, the Gunners fans can dream of an unlikely top-four challenge.

Aaron Ramsdale is a star

Aaron Ramsdale is going from strength to strength, and there is no doubt now that the Englishman is the first-choice goalkeeper for Arsenal. The 23-year-old is keeping clean sheets, making important saves, claiming crosses with confidence, playing out from the back, and is marshalling his area well.


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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