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Rodgers reveals key reason Leicester lost to Arsenal

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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has reflected on the major season his side lost out to Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers bemoans his side’s lack of energy and urgency as they recorded another loss against Arsenal.

Coming off the back of Europa League exit and a loss in midweek, the Foxes came in as favorites to win the clash against Arsenal.

Current form as well as recent results from this tie in recent years had everything set up for Leicester to continue their impressive form in the league.

Rodgers and company got off to a flying start after Tielemans opened the scoring after six minutes.

However, two first-half goals from David Luiz and Alexandre Lacazette saw Arsenal turn the tie around. The game was put beyond doubt when Nicolas Pepe made it 3-1 in the second half.

It was only Leicester City’s third loss in 18 games across all competitions. Speaking after the game, Rodgers claimed his side didn’t show much movement on the ball.

“We went with 4-4-2 but there wasn’t enough movement in it, it was too static for my liking, but in the second half we were a bit better,” he said as per the club’s website.

“We got off to a good start in the game, with a really good goal, but I still didn’t think we were taking the ball as much as we would want to.”

“In the moments we did that and played through the pressure, we had opportunities, but I thought we were a wee bit lacking in energy in the game. The second half was better, but we’re disappointed with the third goal. They can drop their lines then, they’re 3-1 up, and they can control the game from deeper.”

“We still had chances. Kels (Kelechi Iheanacho) had a chance at the end, where it could have gone to 3-2 with a couple of minutes to go, you never know, but overall, we didn’t deserve to win the game.”

In what was a further blow for Rodgers and Leicester, Harvey Barnes also suffered a nasty injury in the defeat and would be out for a while.

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