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P. Daka
Yellow Card
A. Lacazette
Penalty Goal
2 - 0
Ç. Söyüncü
Yellow Card
K. Ịheanachọ
Yellow Card
T. Partey
Gabriel Martinelli
1 - 0

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46% 54%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 3
Total Passes 481 564
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That's all for today, goodbye!
Arsenal move back above Manchester United and West Ham into fourth, still with three games in hand over the sides below them. It's a big match next for them as they host Liverpool. Leicester's four-match winning run comes to an end and they stay in 12th. They have their Europa Conference League second-leg tie against Rennes next time out.
Arsenal move back into the top four with a 2-0 win over Leicester. Partey gave Arsenal an early lead when he headed in from a corner before smacking a shot off the crossbar minutes later. Ramsdale also made two great saves to keep out Barnes before the break. VAR awarded the Gunners a penalty for a handball against Soyuncu and Lacazette fired it into the top corner. Leicester just couldn't create anything to get themselves back into the game.
90' + 4' Leicester are still pushing for a late consolation here and Maddison plays a low cross into the near post from the right. Daka slides in to try and get something on it, but Gabriel is there first to knock it safely back to the keeper.
90' + 2' It's switched out to Dewsbury-Hall on the left, and he curls a good cross into the box. Gabriel blocks it, and it loops back to the midfielder. He slices at his shot though and Ramsdale rushes off his line to collect it.
90' Barnes pulls it back to Dewsbury-Hall on the edge of the box, and he somehow manages to poke it back to the winger under pressure from two Arsenal players. Barnes squares it to Daka, but he can't bring it under control.
E. Nketiah
A. Lacazette
88' Another late change for Arsenal as they look to run the clock down a little more. Lacazette makes way, with Nketiah on for him.
87' Arsenal aren't in any hurry to get the ball upfield at the moment, but they're still keeping Leicester penned back in their own half.
N. Pépé
B. Saka
85' Second change for Arsenal now as Pepe is brought on in place of Saka, who has picked up an injury.
84' Every Arsenal pass is being greeted by a cheer from the home fans as they enjoy a good spell of possession. Odegaard spots Lacazette making a run between the Leicester defenders, but the pass is too high for him to control.
82' GOOD SAVE! Justin knocks it to Ndidi, but a loose touch from him takes it straight to Odegaard. He slides it through for Smith Rowe, who takes on the shot from a tight angle, and Schmeichel spreads himself to smother it.
P. Daka
Yellow Card
80' Daka is chasing back to try and stop Saka's run, and he tries a tug before clumsily clipping the youngster's heels. He's shown a yellow card.
E. Smith Rowe
Gabriel Martinelli
78' Arsenal are making their first change now, and it's Martinelli that's going off for Smith Rowe.
76' The bounce beats Justin and Martinelli is away down the left again. He plays the ball back into a dangerous area, and Odegaard is sprinting onto it, but Albrighton gets there just ahead of him.
P. Daka
K. Ịheanachọ
74' Final roll of the dice for Leicester now as Iheanacho is taken off and replaced by Daka.
72' Leicester have now conceded 65 Premier League goals against Arsenal - against no side have they shipped more in the competition.
70' Thomas makes a good challenge to dispossess Saka but then overhits the long ball to try and get Iheanacho away on the counter. White cuts it out, and Arsenal are on the attack again.
68' Barnes is causing all sorts of problems down the left and he curls a clever cross around Soares with the outside of his boot. Iheanacho tries to turn Gabriel, but the defender gives him no space so Ramsdale can collect the ball.
66' BLOCK! Barnes cuts inside from the left before laying it off to Iheanacho, but White slides in to take the chance away from him. It ricochets to Barnes, who lets it bounce before firing towards goal and Tierney throws himself forward to make a vital block.
65' Martinelli breaks on the counter and he has acres of space to run into down the left. He switches it out to Saka on the right, but his throughball to Lacazette is cut out by Soyuncu.
63' Leicester are pushing forward and trying to get themselves back into this game. Maddison's cross is cleared by Gabriel, but only as far as Ndidi, who tries to lift it over the top to Iheanacho. There's too much on it though, and Ramsdale collects.
W. Ndidi
N. Mendy
61' And Mendy is also taken off, with Ndidi on to replace him.
J. Justin
Ricardo Pereira
61' Leicester are making a double change here, and Pereira is the first to go off, with Justin on in his place.
A. Lacazette
Penalty Goal
59' LACAZETTE SCORES! It's a great penalty from the Arsenal captain. He confidently steps up to the spot and stutters just before he hits it. Schmeichel dives the right way, but has no chance of saving it as the Frenchman fires it into the top corner. 2-0 Arsenal!
Ç. Söyüncü
Yellow Card
58' Soyuncu is also shown a yellow card for the handball that led to the penalty.
58' PENALTY TO ARSENAL! The referee is asked to go over to the monitor and have a look at the replays for himself. Soyuncu's arm was in an unnatural position, stretched out in front of him, and it did hit his hand, so the penalty is given!
56' VAR is looking at a possible penalty to Arsenal after that last chance. When Partey headed his effort towards goal, Soyuncu had his arm outstretched and it seems to have brushed his hand on the way to goal.
55' GREAT SAVE AND OFF THE LINE! Odegaard's free-kick causes Leicester a whole host of problems. White pokes it towards goal and Schmeichel pushes it away before Partey follows in with a header, but Thomas gets back to the line to clear the danger.
53' Martinelli has been directly involved in eight goals in 18 Premier League appearances this season (five goals, three assists), two more than he registered in his first two campaigns in the competition (six in 28 games).
51' GOOD SAVE! It's a brilliant run from Martinelli, who cuts inside and wriggles his way past Albrighton at the byline before pulling it back to Lacazette, but his shot is blocked. It comes back to Saka, who volleys a shot on goal, and Schmeichel stretches to punch it away.
50' There's too much on the pass out to Xhaka, but he misjudges where he's standing and catches the ball before it goes out. The free-kick goes Leicester's way, but the visitors aren't happy that there isn't a card for the midfielder.
48' Arsenal take a short free-kick down the right, and when Odegaard lifts it into the box, it's cleared by Amartey. It gets as far as White, who tries to chip it over the top for Lacazette, but it bounces straight out.
46' Leicester get us back underway for the second half!
Arsenal's quick start petered towards the end of the half, but Arteta will still be pleased with the performance. They conceded few chances and still looked the more likely to get the second goal. Leicester grew into the game as it went on and looked a real threat towards the end of the half, but they need to make a quicker start after the break.
Partey's early header gives Arsenal a 1-0 lead over Leicester at half-time. The hosts made a bright start to the game and were rewarded when Partey flicked Martinelli's corner past Schmeichel at the near post. The midfielder came close to doubling their lead a few minutes later as well when he smacked the post with a powerful shot. Barnes has had the best chances at the other end, with Ramsdale making two great saves to deny him.
45' Arsenal are just slowing the pace of the game down when they get the ball now, but Partey tries to change that by switching it out to Tierney. He whips an early cross into the box, but there's no one there for the hosts.
43' Maddison steps up to take it, and he lifts a lovely ball over the top to the far post. Soyuncu stretches to make contact and sends a volley looping goalwards, but it's always going wide.
42' Lacazette has his pocket picked by Albrighton, and the Frenchman tries to make up for his mistake. He clatters into the winger and Leicester have a free-kick through the middle.
40' Albrighton goes deep with the corner this time and Thomas nods it back down into the middle. White pokes it away and Partey reacts quick enough to stop Maddison from getting a shot away just outside the area.
38' Leicester are just starting to up the pressure on Arsenal again as they patiently work it out from the back. Maddison can't find a way through down the right though, so they are forced to start again.
36' GREAT SAVE! Albrighton takes the corner short, playing a one-two with Dewsbury-Hall before lifting a good cross onto the edge of the six-yard box. Barnes leaps highest but Ramsdale stretches to get a strong hand to the header.
34' Arsenal are looking to complete a league double over Leicester for the first time since 2015-16, following their 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium earlier this season.
32' Soares' clearance bounces off Partey and falls kindly for Barnes on the edge of the box. He steps away from White's challenge, but then gifts it back to Soares when he tries to pick out Maddison.
K. Ịheanachọ
Yellow Card
30' Gabriel is staying tight to Iheanacho, so the forward tries to push him away. He's not looking at the defender but catches him in the face with his hand, so the Leicester man is shown the first yellow card of the game.
28' Martinelli pulls it back to Odegaard and he dummies a shot before switching it out to Saka on the right instead. He cuts inside before hitting the shot, but there are a lot of bodies between him and the goal.
26' It's much better from Leicester, as they pass it through Arsenal quickly. Iheanacho knocks it out to Dewsbury-Hall, who fizzes it into the box and Ramsdale pushes it away. Maddison gets the loose ball and takes it around Martinelli before being dispossessed by White.
24' SAVE! Dewsbury-Hall finally finds some space to run into before he plays a brilliant switch of play out to Barnes on the left of the box. He tries to chip it over Ramsdale from a tight angle, but the keeper parries it away.
22' CHANCE! Again, Arsenal seem to breeze past Leicester, with Odegaard threading it through a tight gap to pick out Martinelli. He manages to dig out a shot on the turn, but Schmeichel gets down to hold it.
20' There are big shouts for a penalty from the home fans after Saka goes down in the box. He skips past two challenges, before coming up against Soyuncu. There's not much contact though and he's told to get up.
18' OFF THE BAR! It's lightning-quick from Arsenal on the break again, and it's worked back to Xhaka, but he sees his shot blocked by Mendy. He gets it back and squares it to Partey, who rifles a shot towards the top corner, but it smacks the crossbar instead.
17' Leicester are really struggling to get a foothold in this game. Mendy wins a free-kick on the halfway line, but Maddison gifts it straight back to Arsenal, who break forward again.
15' Pereira is caught out by another long ball over the top and Martinelli is in behind again. He drives forward into the box and Amartey is trying to push him off it, but the flag is up against him again.
13' Leicester are on the backfoot again and Pereira's looping header goes straight to Lacazette. He plays it to Xhaka before pointing for the return pass in the box, but there's too much on it and it rolls harmlessly out.
Gabriel Martinelli
11' Martinelli and Odegaard were both standing over the corner, but they went with Martinelli's inswinger into the near post.
T. Partey
11' PARTEY SCORES! Martinelli swings the corner into the box and Partey just drifts into space at the near post. The Leicester defenders lose him and he's able to flick it on and it flies past Schmeichel. 1-0 Arsenal!
10' Leicester just can't get out of their own half at the moment, and this time, Soares picks out Saka's run down the right. He cuts inside before drilling a shot towards the near post, but it's blocked by Soyuncu.
8' GREAT SAVE! It's a lovely bit of build-up from Arsenal, from Martinelli to Xhaka, to Odegaard before he pokes it into the box for the Brazilian. Martinelli gets the ball out from under his feet before hitting the shot, but Schmeichel makes himself big to smother it before a belated offside flag goes up.
6' Arsenal break on the counter, and it looks like Martinelli is in behind when Xhaka tries to thread it into him. Amartey reads it well though and slides in just in time to cut it out.
4' Lacazette outmuscles Amartey inside Leicester's box to get hold of the ball and he pulls it back for Xhaka. He touches it back into the box, but it rolls harmlessly back to Schmeichel.
2' Leicester are pressing Arsenal high up the field in the opening exchanges here and almost get lucky. Ramsdale comes out of his box to latch onto Soares' backpass and he just clears his lines before Maddison closes him down.
1' Odegaard gets the game under way for Arsenal!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away!
Leicester won this exact fixture 1-0 last season, ending a 23-game winless run away at Arsenal in league competition. They've never won back-to-back away league games against the Gunners before.
Brendan Rodgers makes four changes from the win over Rennes on Thursday. Pereira returns after a thigh problem, with Maddison, Mendy and Iheanacho also coming in. Justin, Daka, Ndidi and Tielemans drop to the bench. They're without Jamie Vardy, who has scored 11 Premier League goals against Arsenal, after he picked up a fresh knee injury.
Mikel Arteta was clearly pleased with his side's performance in the win over Watford from last weekend, and he names an unchanged line-up for the third game in a row. He does have Smith Rowe back on the bench as well after he recovered from COVID-19.
LEICESTER CITY SUBS: James Justin, Ademola Lookman, Hamza Choudhury, Patson Daka, Jannik Vestergaard, Eldin Jakupovic, Ayoze Perez, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans.
LEICESTER CITY STARTING XI (4-3-3): Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Daniel Amartey, Caglar Soyuncu, Luke Thomas; James Maddison, Nampalys Mendy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall; Marc Albrighton, Kelechi Iheanacho, Harvey Barnes.
ARSENAL SUBS: Mohamed Elneny, Bernd Leno, Zak Swanson, Nicolas Pepe, Nuno Tavares, Emile Smith Rowe, Rob Holding, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Eddie Nketiah.
ARSENAL STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Aaron Ramsdale; Cedric Soares, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal have dropped to sixth after other results this weekend, and are looking to leapfrog back into fourth place with a win here today. They're unbeaten in their last five league games, winning their last four in a row, each by a one-goal margin. Leicester are also enjoying a good run of form at the moment, having lost just one of their last seven outings in all competitions (W5 D1). They've won their last four on the bounce, keeping a clean sheet in each of the last three.
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