Arsenal FC led by Mikel Arteta made away with three points from the King Power Stadium after staging a comeback from a goal down to stun the Leicester City 3 – 1 away from home on Sunday Afternoon.
The Foxes went into the game with maximum confidence, as stats showed they had won six of their last seven fixtures following a European fixture, while the reverse was the case for Gunners. Arteta maintained before the game that fatigue shouldn’t be reason to lose and that didn’t happen.
The game started out casual for both sides, who struggled to get their footing in the first five minutes. However, the Home side took the lead two minutes later. Tielemans won the ball after the half line and raced towards the Arsenal defences, Xhaka chased but was only following shadows. The two defenders at the box remained sticker with Vardy leaving the midfielder free to lunch a low shot into the bott corner.
Arsenal forged on immediately and almost got an instant reply. However Tielemans almost turned from being a hero to zero minutes later. He dropped Pepe after a one two with Lacazette in the Foxes box. VAR ruled that out.
The Gunners were finally able to score a goal of their own six minutes to halftime and the two Brazilians Willian and David Luiz where the guys to thank. Willian did his thing as danced with the ball into the Foxes defence and lifting a cross, found the overlapping Luiz , who heads the ball into the bottom corner.
Just when everyone thought the game will be balanced, The Gunners struck again and this time a penalty. Willian took the ball towards the defence and found Odegaard, who feeds Pepe and the Portugese cuts the ball and shot towards goal. Then came a call for penalty and after a VAR check, Lacazette was there to send I. The second goal from the penalty spot.
The third goal was a very impressive example of a counter attack. The Gunners stormed the Leicester City defence in numbers and a combination of Pepe, Odegaard and Willian ended with Pepe sending the ball into the net from close range to make it three.
The win means Arsenal will move up the table to tenth with 37 points, while Leicester City remain third with 49 points pending results from other games later in the day.