Arsenal News: The Gunners secured a crucial win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Mikel Arteta’s side beat Leicester City 2-0 to strengthen their hopes of a top-four finish.
The win took Arsenal to 51 points, one clear of 5th placed Manchester United. The Gunners also have three games in hand over their rivals. In this article, we will look at four major talking points from the game between Arsenal and Leicester City.
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Mikel Arteta’s side secured an important victory courtesy of goals from Thomas Partey and Alexandre Lacazette. The crucial 3-points will surely strengthen Arsenal’s bid for a UEFA Champions League berth for next season.
Thomas Partey broke the shackles in the 11th minute for the Gunners. The Ghana international flicked a Gabriel Martinelli corner as Kasper Schmeichel could only be a spectator to his superb placement.
The Gunners then put the game to rest in the 59th minute courtesy of Alexandre Lacazette. The Frenchman calmly slotted a penalty in the top right corner and doubled Arsenal’s lead, securing all three points at home!
The 35-year old striker has been a crucial part of the Foxes’ setup. Hence Vardy’s presence is severely missed when he is not available for a game. This was certainly in yesterday’s game at the Emirates Stadium.
Jamie Vardy has played only 18 Premier League games in the 2021/22 season owing to injuries. But the striker is still the top scorer of the Foxes with 10 league goals.
Leicester City is currently struggling at the 12th spot in the Premier League table. Jamie Vardy’s return from injury against Burnley ended a 5-match winless streak in the league as the striker played a pivotal part in the win.
Sadly, Jamie Vardy suffered another injury setback in the win against Leeds United last weekend. This should keep him out till April and his presence was sorely missed against Arsenal. Hence, it has to be seen if Brendan Rodger’s side can manage to win points in his absence.
The Leicester City defender conceded a penalty in a crucial juncture of the game. 1-0 down, the Foxes had started piling up the pressure on Arsenal. But a “wild” Soyuncu handball gave the Gunners a penalty which was slotted home by Lacazette, ending any hopes of a comeback!
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Manchester United beat Tottenham 3-2 on the weekend, hence hurting Spurs’ hopes of a top-four finish. Arsenal responded to this with a clutch victory of their own over Leicester City.
With the season nearing its end, it looks likely that only Manchester United could challenge the Gunners for the 4th position. Hence this makes their clash on 23rd April very vital!
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