Tuesday, September 26

Arsenal vs Leicester LIVE: Premier League updates

‘Arsene Wenger was right about the top four’ – Arteta on UCL fight

Follow live reaction as Arsenal went fourth in the Premier League after goals from Thomas Partey and a Alexandre Lacazette penalty secured a 2-0 win over Leicester. Arsenal started the match sixth following wins for Manchester United and West Ham but end the weekend where they started it as Mikel Arteta’s side continued their push for a top-four spot and Champions League qualification.

Partey opened the scoring early on as Leicester conceded yet another goal from a corner, with the midfielder meeting Gabriel Martinelli’s delivery to head in at the near post. Despite Arsenal’s good start, Leicester settled and grew into the game. Brendan Rodgers’ side could have gone into half-time level were it not for an excellent save from Aaron Ramsdale to deny a Harvey Barnes header.

Lacazette’s second-half penalty, awarded for a Caglar Soyuncu handball and following a lengthy VAR check, largely settled the contest as Arteta’s side claimed a fifth-straight win ahead of Wednesday’s meeting with Liverpool.


Surging Arsenal reclaim fourth as Lacazette penalty sees off Leicester

March was always going to be a make of break period for Arsenal’s season. And though with 12 games still to play, it is far from over, there fifth consecutive Premier League victory carried something of note.

Mikel Arteta has been credited with creating an environment where the youth are taking responsibility. On Sunday night, it was the older guard who decided the game. Thomas Partey, aged 28, gave Arsenal a first-half lead with a header from a corner, before 30-year-old Alexandre Lacazette converted a second-half penalty for his first goal on 2022.

Report by Vithushan Ehantharajah at the Emirates

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 18:41


FULL-TIME: Arsenal 2-0 Leicester

A deserved win for Arsenal, who were excellent at times as they claim their fifth straight win in the Premier League. A great night for Arsenal fans ahead of Wednesday’s huge clash against Liverpool. But it has been a long time since the mood at the Emirates was as positive as this.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 18:24


Arsenal 2-0 Leicester

92 mins: Ramsdale takes a moment to recover and rising to claim a Leicester cross into the box. Arsenal are almost there and attention will soon turn to Wednesday’s match against Liverpool. What a match that is set to be between two teams on winning runs in the Premier League, with implications on the title and top-four races.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 18:21


Arsenal 2-0 Leicester

90 mins: There will be five minutes added on as Martin Odegaard is awarded a deserved man-of-the-match award.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 18:18


Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 18:17


Arsenal 2-0 Leicester

84 mins: And that was close to being a beautiful goal – as Odegaard and Lacazette combined with a flurry of passes before a clipped ball towards the Frenchman was diverted from his path.

Saka gets a break as he is replaced by Pepe.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 18:13


Arsenal 2-0 Leicester

83 mins: Arsenal are seeing this out with control and composure. Partey and Odegaard have been excellent today and having such good passers in midfield makes such a huge difference.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 18:12


Arsenal 2-0 Leicester

82 mins: Chance! Xhaka slips in Smith Rowe with a nice pass down the side. The angle was tight as Smith Rowe looked for a gap between Schmeichel’s legs but the Leicester goalkeeper makes the stop.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 18:11


Arsenal 2-0 Leicester

79 mins: Arsenal are looking comfortable as they see out this two-goal lead. Daka is then booked for bringing down Saka from behind – and there’s a moment of concern as he stays down following the contact on the back of his foot.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 18:08


Arsenal 2-0 Leicester

76 mins: Emile Smith Rowe is on for Arsenal as Martinelli makes way. The Brazilian has had an excellent game out on the left, but Arsenal will be glad to have Smith Rowe back in action.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 18:05

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