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Leicester City - Arsenal
Premier League - 9 November 2019
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FT: Leicester 2-0 Arsenal
Leicester make it four wins in a row and go second in the league after a dominant performance and deserved win over a lacklustre Arsenal.
It feels like we’ve been here before. Leicester, a well oiled well drilled machine, with the best defence in the league, with four wins in a row, second in the league. Can they challenge for the title?
Based on this utterly professional performance, only a fool would write them off. Vardy, Maddison, Tielemans, Ndid, these are brilliant players who would not look out of place with a trophy in their hands.
Leicester toying with Arsenal now who have pretty much given up any hope of even a consolation goal.
THREE ADDED MINUTES
- Yellow cardHéctor BellerínArsenal
Bellerin into the book after a coming together with Vardy.
A well drilled, well oiled machine this Leicester side. They know exactly what they're doing and they execute it with such class.
Leicester having a lot of fun now. They've conceded two second half goals all season. I doubt they'll concede two more in the next six minutes.
VARDY GUNS THE GUNNERS
This isn't lucky or flattering, it's thoroughly deserved.
Leicester are going nine points clear of Arsenal and stamping their authority all over those Champions League spots.
A title challenge not a million miles away by any means.
- OffRob HoldingArsenal
- OnNicolas PépéArsenal
Pepe's on for Holding.
Throw the dice.
- OffHarvey BarnesLeicester City
- OnDennis PraetLeicester City
Another fantastic finish and a huge statement from Leicester.
Vardy on the left knocks it back for Maddison who just leathers it through Kolasinac's legs and into the net. Leno had no chance.
Vardy almost puts this game to bed but his rifled effort is saved by Leno.
- GoalJamie VardyLeicester City
And what a goal this is.
One-touch stuff, slick as you like. Maddison to Tielemans to Vardy who sweeps in at the back post from seven yards.
Arsenal with no answer to that. Wonderful stuff. Vardy back at the top of the goalscoring charts.
Lacazette does brilliantly to make the tackle on Maddison and start a counter but immediately gives the ball away to Evans.
Gray looks lively and has a g from distance - straight down Schmeichel's throat.
Shouts for handball in the box but Guendouzi points to his chest.
More chants for VAR - replays look like it did catch him more on the shoulder/chest area.
Arsenal enjoying a spell of dominance here. Lacazette doing really well down the right-hand side and trying his utmost to make something happen.
The away fans making some real noise now.
- OffAyoze PérezLeicester City
- OnDemarai GrayLeicester City
Perez makes way for Gray!
- Yellow cardJonny EvansLeicester City
Evans into the book after remonstrating with the ref when that goal was disallowed.
NDIDI OFF THE BAR
Aubameyang thinks he's made the breakthrough after latching on to Kolasinac's cross.
The crowd shout for VAR!
He's way off...
Bellerin charges into the Leicester half and he's options on his left and right but goes for goal himself.
A yard high and wide. Almost glorious, but he should've passed it...
It's all kicking off now.
Luiz with an effort from 25 yards! Bends wide.
OFF THE BAR!
Pereira pulls back for Ndidi 12 yards out - on a plate - and he absolutely smacks the bar.
Barnes weaves his way into the box and dinks a ball to the back post that just eludes Perez.
Arsenal with some nice touches in the middle of the park but they are once again the architects of their own downfall as Guendouzi and then Ozil give the ball away.
- 2nd Half
The Gunners get us going again.
It's still soaking...
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
- End of 1st Half
HT: Leicester 0-0 Arsenal
The Foxes on top but the Gunners keeping shape with three at the back.
Perez with plenty of chances but the best chance of the match was Lacazette's miss with the goal gaping.
A couple penalty shouts thrown in and this one looks unlikely to end 0-0.
Barnes completely miss-times a header - looked like the rain really got in his eyes there because it was a great chance to score.
CLOSE! Maddison lines up a free-kick on the left-hand side that ripples the roof of the net. Almost the opener.
Arsenal's best moments coming on the counter down the right-hand side through Lacazette with Bellerin in support.
A quick move wins them a corner but Schmeichel collects with safe hands.
Arsenal up the other end come close to scoring a brilliant team goal but Lacazette's square ball for Bellerin just has a little too much pace on it and the right-back can't quite latch on for the shot from six yards out.
The Spanish full-back was charging forward for the chance.
Leicester inches away from the lead but for a crucial touch by Chambers who makes just enough contact to divert the ball away from Vardy who was lining up a tap-in.
PEREZ CAUSING CHAOS
Leicester firmly on top now, the King Power crowd smell blood.
Perez's shot is well saved by Leno before the winger goes down under a Kolasinac challenge. The away support hold their breath but the defender got the ball.
The Gunners need to get the ball out their own half.
Bellerin's lacking that sharpness. He looks a little hurried on the ball.
Arsenal play themselves into trouble again!
Bellerin this time plays a very sketchy pass across the face of goal that lands straight at the feat of Perez. A stepover later and he lashes a shot wide.
Arsenal playing with fire at the back.
Some poor decision making from Holding who tries to dribble himself out of trouble and suddenly Vardy leads the attack. His pull-back for Tielemans gives the midfielder a clear shot on goal but for a last minute block by Luiz.
Arsenal's back three dong very well to stop Leicester having any joy in behind, and the Gunners have grown into this one.
They really should be 1-0 up, and they're starting to have their way in midfield.
Aubameyang electric down the right finds Lacazette, whose shot is blocked and his follow up is week. He looks frustrated. That's three chances he's had already.
VARDY IN THE MOOD
WHAT A MISS!
Arsenal play through the Leicester press and it's a lovely flowing move. Left to right and Ozil surges into the Foxes box. He squares for Aubameyang whose heavy tocuh falls for Lacazette six yards out.
The goal is gaping and his only obstacle is a sliding Evans, and somehow - somehow - the ball flies wide.
VAR!? What's this? What's happened?
Chilwell swings a free-kick towards the backpost and Soyuncu is pulled back by Guendouzi.
It looks like a stonewall penalty on the replays and there VAR ref has a quick look but play goes on.
Looked a pen to me! Soyuncu livid.
Tielemans has the ball at his feet, driving forward and Leicester are three on two!
Vardy's eyes light up and there's so much space to run into but Tielemans over hits the through ball and Leno gets there first.
Aubameyang down the right now though squares for Ozil who leaves it well for Lacazette just for Evans to nip in and clear. Nervy moment for the Foxes who need to focus at the back.
A corner to the hosts at the other end is straight into Leno's arms.
Ozil with a real chance today to convince his manager he should start each week. Hell want to link up with goalscorer at large Aubameyang, but the Gunners' new captain has hardly had a touch.
First chance! Maddison whips a ball into Vardy who connects in the box but on the turn he can't get much on it and Leno saves comfortably.
Leicester playing with plenty of width, hugging the touchlines. Maddison drifting this way and that.
Arsenal doing well to keep their shape in these early stages.
Leicester passing it around the back nicely before Evans attempts an extraordinarily ambitious ball over the top. Vardy thinks he's won a corner but the referee disagrees.
Foxes oozing confidence.
- 1st Half
Leicester's Jamie Vardy gets us underway! GO!
TEAM NEWS REMINDER
Your five minute warning. And he's your team news reminder!
Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemans, Barnes, Perez, Maddison, Vardy.
Subs: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Gray, Albrighton, Choudhury, Praet.
Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Chambers, Luiz, Holding, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Subs: Martinez, Tierney, Sokratis, Pepe, Willock, Martinelli, Saka.
The referee at the King Power Stadium is Chris Kavanagh.
SOAKING WET AT THE KING POWER
It's raining. Big time.
"We want to use our players, capacity, set up. Thinking how we can impose.
"We need to achieve confidence. We can also show our wishes to win and show our stronger activity on the pitch defensively and offensively. The players are very excited for that."
Arsenal start with three at the back today!
"There's no easy game in the Premier League no matter what form they are in. We're going to have to be very concentrated, defend well as a team and show our quality when they have the ball.
"We're under no illusions it's a tough game for us."
STATS STATS STATS
- Leicester City have won their last two Premier League home games against Arsenal – they’ve never beaten the Gunners in three consecutive home top-flight matches.
- Arsenal have lost two of their last three league games against Leicester (W1) – more than they had in their previous 30 against the Foxes (W20 D9 L1).
- Leicester have won eight of their last 11 home Premier League games (W8 D2 L1), including their last four in a row; the Foxes have only won five in a row once previously, doing so in May 2017 under Craig Shakespeare.
IS XHAKA GONE FOR GOOD?
Stripped of the captaincy, fans furious, and Emery has admitted that the Switzerland international may not play for Arsenal again, revealing that conversations have taken place over whether he should be sold in January.
"I spoke with him on Tuesday about how he's feeling now and how he is in his mind. He's working well, he's training well, but he said to me that he's not feeling good enough at the moment to play. We are going to wait. It's my decision, 100 per cent. But first I need to speak to him because he's a person, our player and I want to know how he is feeling now. And then I decide."
LAST TIME OUT
A quick reminder of what happened to both sides during last week's Premier League outings.
Arsenal looked on course to edge a win over Wolves but for Raul Jiminez's late winner. Leicester followed up their 9-0 demolition of Southampton with a more modest 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
The Foxes are seeking a fourth win in a row, the Gunners looking for their first win in four.
A few somewhat unflattering stats to highlight just why Emery is under pressure.
- If Arsenal lose this evening, it will be the Gunners' worst start to a season since 1982-83.
- In the last 18 Premier League games, Arsenal have scored 24 and conceded 27.
- Arsenal have taken 24 points from their last 18 Premier League games.
- Mesut Özil has created more chances for team-mates in the Premier League (49) than any other Arsenal player under Unai Emery.
And he starts this evening...
EMERY'S LAST LEGS?
Plenty of chat over whether today could spell the end for Emery should the Gunners fail to get a result. A win for the Foxes would leave Arsenal nine points adrift of fourth place, with little improvement to show for heavy investment in the summer and uninspiring football. Especially when it comes to holding on to leads!
Ozil starts and as we were told, there's no space for Xhaka in the squad.
LEICESTER NAME UNCHANGED SIDE
Good evening and welcome to our live-text coverage of Leicester vs Arsenal. Once upon a time fourth place was considered the reserve of the Gunners but their opponents Leicester have the honour of holding the final Champions League spot.
One place back but a whole six points behind are Arsenal, whose season is yet to really get going, overshadowed by Xhaka dramas, daylight robbery and many points lost.
Three points on offer as always. Things kick off at 17:30 but stay with us for all the build-up and hype.