Arsenal went into this match seeking to continue from the form they showed against Aston Villa. Arteta made one personnel change to the starting eleven. He replaced Nketiah with Martinelli, moved Trossard to a false nine position.
Arsenal dominated the game from the first whistle, passing well and creating chances. The first controversial moment was not long in coming. A corner for Arsenal was headed out by Leicester City defender. The ball was picked up by Trossard, who hit a fierce shot into the net. The goal was disallowed after a VAR review. Ben White was penalised for holding Leicester City goalkeeper Ward. Former Leicester City striker and Match of the Day presented Gary Lineker disagreed with the decision.
A few minutes later there was a claim for penalty. Saka went down under pressure from Harry Souttar. Arsenal players appeals were waved away by referee Craig Pawson. Ian Wright called the decision a “phenomenal mistake”. The first half ended all square.
Arsenal came out in the second half as the first, controlling the game and looking for an early breakthrough. They got the early breakthrough they deservedone minute into the second half. The goal came from Gabriel Martinelli from a pass by Arsenal captain Odegaard. His low shot beat Leicester City goalkeeper Ward. Arsenal seemed to lose their momentum after the goal and the home side came back into the match, creating chances of their own.
Arsenal through they had scored a goal when Martinelli passed to Saka, who put the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was ruled out for offside. Leicester continued to improve and create chances, but Arsenal held on to retain their place at the top of the Premier League.
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