Leicester 0-1 Arsenal: 3 talking points as Gunners grind out win

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It was nervy and tense, but Arsenal got the three points they craved against Leicester City as Gabriel Martinelli’s second-half strike was enough to seal the victory.

Mikel Arteta’s side got into the groove early, but Leicester did a decent enough job keeping the Gunners at bay for most of the first half.

Leandro Trossard thought he had opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark with a thunderous strike, but again VAR ruined it for the Gunners as Ben White was adjudged to have tangled with Leicester keeper Danny Ward.

Despite dominating the game, Arsenal went into the break level.


It didn’t last long as Trossard latched onto a superb long ball from Gabriel, and the Belgian found Martinelli with a nutmeg pass—the Brazilian slotted home impressively to give Arsenal the lead.

That would be the game’s only goal as Arsenal continued to dominate but couldn’t find that all-important second goal. Nevertheless, the Gunners held on and secured a vital victory with their game in hand over Manchester City due midweek.

Leicester 0-1 Arsenal: 3 talking points as Gunners grind out win

The game provided plenty of talking points; here they are.

1. Arsenal back in the winning groove

After going winless in four consecutive games, many thought Arsenal were wilting under the pressure of a title challenge, but Arteta’s side have steadied the ship impressively.

After the 3-1 loss to Manchester City, the Gunners have rattled off back-to-back away wins over Aston Villa and now Leicester City.

Arsenal remain at the summit of the league with a two-point cushion, and with Everton up next at the Emirates in what is the Gunners’ game in hand over City, that lead could be stretched to five points.

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