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Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City – Premier League Player Ratings

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Arsenal edge out the Foxes to continue their brilliant winning streak in the league.

Arsenal defeated Leicester City 2-0 in their Premier League game on Sunday. The Gunners reclaimed their fourth spot while Leicester suffered their 11th loss of the season.

Who can stop this Arsenal?

Arsenal made a bright start to the game, putting pressure on Leicester’s backline as soon as they gained possession. Following a few half chances, the Gunners broke the deadlock in the 11th minute.

A corner-kick from Gabriel Martinelli found Thomas Partey, who smashed the ball into the back of the net from the near post. 

Arsenal’s attacking line had a few more chances to increase their lead but failed to do so before the half-time whistle. The Foxes looked way livelier in the second period, but Alexandre Lacazette killed their hopes for a comeback just before the hour-mark.

A handball from Caglar Soyuncu convinced the referee to award Arsenal a penalty after reviewing by VAR. Lacazette then doubled his side’s lead with a confident strike into the top corner.

The Foxes pushed hard to get back into the game in the last 30 minutes. However, their efforts only resulted in more counter-attack opportunities for the Gunners.

The victory leapfrogs United from the fourth spot as Arsenal reclaim their spot in the top four. On the other hand, Leicester failed to continue their three-game winning streak, slipping back to 12th place on the table.

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What’s next for Arsenal and Leicester?

Arsenal will now prepare to face Liverpool in a rescheduled match from gameweek 27. The Gunners will then meet Aston Villa on Saturday.

Leicester City will return to Europa League action on Thursday, meeting Rennes in the second leg of their last-16 clash.

Player Ratings

Arsenal: Ramsdale (8); Soares (6), White (7), Magalhaes (7), Tierney (7); Partey (9), Xhaka (7); Saka (7), Odegaard (8), Martinelli (8); Lacazette (7).

Bench: Pepe (6), Smith-Rowe (6), Mketiah (5).

Leicester City: Schmeichel (7); Pereira (5), Amartey (6), Soyuncu (4), Thomas (6); Maddison (6), Mendy (6), Dewsbury-Hall (7); Albrighton (6), Iheanacho (5), Barnes (5).

Bench: Justin (6), Daka (5), Ndidi (7).