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Arsenal 3-1 Leicester City: Premier League – as it happened

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal blew Claude Puel's side away with a magnificent second-half performance 10.04pm BST Read David Hytner’s report from the Emirates Stadium: Related: Mesut Özil orchestrates Arsenal in full flow to quench Leicester’s fire 10.03pm BST Héctor Bellerín talks post-match. “Leicester press on the front foot, have a lot of pace in the final third and it’s very hard to defend. We knew we were going to have problems to deal with, but once we had the ball more, we could play our football. We know if we keep playing, we’ll get the chances.” 10.01pm BST Those Arsenal goals were stunning. Talking of slick team moves: Related: The Joy of Six: Great team goals | Rob Smyth 9.55pm BST That victory pushes Arsenal up into fourth, above Tottenham Hotspur. It is the first time they have won 10 consecutive matches in all competitions for since October 2007, when they went on a 12-game winning run. Leicester stay 11th after back-to-back league defeats for the second time this term. 9.50pm BST It’s 10 straight wins for Unai Emery. After an unconvincing start, Arsenal turn on the style, with a couple of vintage goals helping them to what was, in the end, a straightforward victory. Mesut Özil was quite magnificent in the second half, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring two goals off the bench. 9.48pm BST 90 min: There will be three added minutes. 9.48pm BST 90 min: Leicester move upfield on the attack. Ghezzal drifts inside before letting fly, but his left-footed effort is painfully wayward. That sums up Leicester’s second half. 9.45pm BST 87 min: Jamie Vardy has gone down the tunnel, jogging off the pitch with a little limp after a brief conversation with Claude Puel. Leicester have used all of their substitutes but seem pretty happy to let the striker head to the dressing room. 9.44pm BST 86 min: Leicester have gone to pieces. Arsenal are poking fun at them, Iwobi nutmegging his way upfield and Aubameyang beaming with joy. 9.42pm BST 84 min: Lacazette should score, but cannot convert Iwobi’s teasing ball into the box. The Frenchman bites his tongue in frustration, but Arsenal are already in party-mode. They’re having fun. 9.39pm BST 82 min: Aubameyang tries to tee up Ramsey, but Leicester clear their lines. But it comes straight back at the them. They just cannot live with Arsenal at the moment. The hosts are irrepressible. 9.37pm BST 80 min: Özil is withdrawn to a standing ovation. He leaves the field a very happy man. He surely will not polarise opinion tonight. Aaron Ramsey is on, with Arsenal well and truly in cruise control. 9.36pm BST 78 min: Schmeichel somehow denies Lacazette! Iwobi and Özil work it nicely down the left, with the latter laying a low ball on a plate for the Frenchman. But Schmeichel instinctively keeps it out. Arsenal are totally running this game. 9.33pm BST 76 min: Want second-half possession stats? Arsenal 81%. 9.32pm BST 75 min: Lucas Torreira is rolling around on the floor, hurt by a late challenge from Marc Albrighton, who has already been booked. Arsenal have been readying Aaron Ramsey for a little while. 9.31pm BST 74 min: Shinji Okazaki replaces James Maddison. 9.31pm BST 73 min: Olé! Olé! That’s the sound as Arsenal pass the ball around for fun. They are really enjoying themselves out there now. 9.29pm BST 70 min: Maguire tries to find Maddison, but just overhits the pass. Leicester have been reduced to spectator roles this half. Arsenal have been truly untouchable, with Mesut Özil so classy on the ball. His assist for Aubameyang a moment ago was daringly delightful. 9.26pm BST 69 min: Bellerin is tearing it up down the right flank. Running on to a loose Amartey pass, he almost plays in Lacazette for what would have been a very easy fourth. Leicester make another change, with Ghezzal introduced in place of Ricardo Pereira. 9.23pm BST What a wonderful goal this is! Arsenal turn on the style, with an irresistible sweeping move upfield rounded off by the substitute. Hector Bellerin and Mesut Özil are again involved, but fellow sub Mattéo Guendouzi was at the heart of it, doing superbly on halfway to get things start. Arsenal have blown Leicester away in a couple of rip-roaring minutes. That was a gorgeous team goal. 9.22pm BST 64 min: Mesut Özil was dreadful for 44 minutes, but has been magnificent since. A couple of yellow cards for Leicester to compound a miserable few minutes too, with Pereira and Albrighton going into the book. 9.20pm BST How about that for an impact? Mesut Özil plays a sumptuous ball through to Hector Bellerin, who had ghosted inside Ben Chilwell, and the full-back’s low cross is swept home by the substitute. 9.19pm BST 60 min: A double change for Arsenal: Henrikh Mkhitaryan is replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mattéo Guendouzi is on for Stephan Lichtsteiner. Claude Puel also tweaks personnel, with Marc Albrighton on in place of Iheanacho. A replay of that Ndidi effort shows how Leno tried and failed to punch the ball clear, with the Leicester midfielder beating him to it but heading against the bar. 9.16pm BST 58 min: Ndidi’s rattles the crossbar! A fierce corner by Maddison is met by the Leicester midfielder, who powers a crashing header at goal. It cannons off the bar and just away from a lurking Maguire. Arsenal come away unscathed. Ndidi, though, is still trying to work out how he has not scored. 9.14pm BST 57 min: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is among the Arsenal substitutes stretching down by the dugout. Anyway, Leicester win a corner ... 9.13pm BST 55 min: Mendy makes a hash of his clearance, gifting Arsenal a throw-in just inside the Leicester half and another platform from which to attack. It really is all Arsenal. Leicester will not be able to survive another 40 minutes of this. 9.11pm BST 53 min: It’s one-way traffic now. Arsenal are pouring forward, with Leicester camped in their own half. Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have both come to the fore at the start of this second half. Down on the touchline, Claude Puel wants the old Leicester back, the Leicester that had Arsenal running ragged. 9.09pm BST 51 min: Arsenal have made a much better start to this half. They’re shifting through the gears in a bid to poke their noses in front. 9.08pm BST 50 min: Henrikh Mkhitaryan fires just wide! It was a glorious chance, all of Leicester’s own doing. A sloppy Mendy backpass, meant for Schmeichel, is seized on by Lacazette who dinks the ball into the box but the Armenian slices his effort on goal. Leicester get away with it. 9.06pm BST 49 min: Iwobi flashes a cross towards the back post in search of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, before Vardy clatters into Özil. Arsenal win a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Xhaka will deliver ... 9.05pm BST 48 min: Lichtsteiner looks to pick out Iwobi but instead hands possession straight back to Leicester. Arsenal are seeing plenty of the ball, with the visitors being made to merely soak it up for the time being. 9.03pm BST 46 min: Pereira blocks Lichtsteiner seconds into the second half, allowing Arsenal to control the tempo. They’ll be desperate to pick up from where they left off. 9.02pm BST A quick stat, courtesy of Opta: Mesut Özil is now the highest scoring German player in Premier League history (30 goals). 8.54pm BST Some half-time emails, then. “Is it just me or did Arsenal have the urgency of a team who feared a half-time bollocking after conceding the goal?” asks Ben Simmons. “And when was the last time we saw that?” Colum adds: “Do you think there has been much of a change in Arsenal’s style under Emery? Tonight’s shape and style is Wenger-like, with bringing ball-and-team forward in neat passes, overlapping fullbacks and wobbly defending.” 8.48pm BST An entertaining first 45 minutes, with Mesut Özil, captaining Arsenal this evening, equalising on the brink of the interval. An exquisite finish, but until then Arsenal had rarely threatened. Leicester had dominated, with England trio James Maddison, Ben Chilwell and Harry Maguire particularly influential. Claude Puel’s side should of had a penalty too, given Rob Holding practically punched the ball up into the air, but the referee was unmoved. If the second half’s as good as the first, we’re in for a treat. 8.44pm BST It’s a beautiful finish. The Germany midfielder starts and finishes a slick Arsenal move at the end of a difficult half. He feeds Bellerin out on the right, before meeting the defender’s low cross. He runs on to it, effortlessly guiding the ball into the bottom corner with his next touch. Just like that, Unai Emery’s side are level. 8.43pm BST 42 min: A nervy few minutes for Leicester, with Amartey swiping the ball away from danger, with Lacazette lurking. Puel is frantically telling his players to regroup and pick up their respective men. They suddenly look like a team that needs half-time. 8.42pm BST 41 min: Leicester ride their luck a little, as Xhaka’s corner, via Holding, drops in the six-yard box, but Ndidi hacks clear. Arsenal are finishing this half much better than they started it. And now Iwobi wins another corner ... 8.39pm BST 39 min: Xhaka shoots wide! Maddison had fouled Torreira, and Arsenal won a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Arsenal hounded the referee, arguing the Leicester midfielder should be booked but nothing’s doing. Other than the last couple of minutes, Leicester have totally dictated this game. 8.38pm BST 37 min: Mkhitaryan gifts the ball to Maddison, but the Leicester playmaker has a rare off-moment. Arsenal are enjoying plenty of possession, but can they do anything with it? Leicester have got plenty of blue shirts behind the ball. 8.36pm BST 36 min: Arsenal clear the free-kick, after making an initial mess of it. Iwobi nutmegs Pereira as he turns on the style, galloping down the left wing before the hosts push forward down the opposite flank. Lacazette wins a corner, but Leicester take the sting out of Xhaka’s cross. Arsenal are trying to up the ante, at least. 8.35pm BST 35 min: Iwobi almost latches on to a high ball straight over the top of Leicester’s defence, but Schmeichel rushes out to meet it. And now Xhaka is booked for a crunching, ankle-biting challenge on James Maddison. He will doubtless look for Maguire once more. 8.34pm BST 33 min: Xhaka hits it – but Schmeichel tips over! It was probably just heading over, but the Leicester goalkeeper makes doubly sure. Arsenal flight the ball back in, but Mustafi’s header drops straight into Schmeichel’s hands. Emery looks a little concerned down in the dugout. Leicester have been brilliant. 8.32pm BST 32 min: Arsenal win a free-kick after Ndidi crashes into Lacazette. It’s in a dangerous position, 20 yards from goal. Xhaka and Özil both fancy it. Schmeichel readies a five-man wall. 8.31pm BST Leicester press Arsenal into trouble and Ben Chilwell eventually profits, with the left-back charging down the flank, racing beyond Bellerin and his deflected effort outwits Bernd Leno. It totally bamboozles the Arsenal goalkeeper. It’s a slice of luck, but a thoroughly deserved lead. 8.29pm BST 29 min: Mesut Özil passes the ball straight out of play. 8.28pm BST 27 min: Another brilliant Leicester move, with Vardy leaping high to try and meet Pereira’s cross from the right. That was a lovely bit of play, with Maddison again at the heart of things. Mesut Özil, it must be said, has been totally anonymous by comparison. Leicester look a real threat every time they attack. 8.26pm BST 26 min: Lacazette sends a stinging effort over the bar. The ball breaks kindly, pinballing off Maguire and Ndidi, before the Frenchman lets fly. On target, it would be unstoppable. 8.25pm BST 25 min: Bellerin v Chilwell is proving an intriguing battle. This time the Arsenal defender bombs down the right and delivers a neat cross, but Schmeichel is there to gather. Moments later, down the opposite flank, Ricardo Pereira is a little late on Lichtsteiner, so Arsenal rebuild. Can they gain some grip on this game? 8.24pm BST 23 min: Leicester deal with a couple of Xhaka corners, and Kasper Schmeichel boots the ball upfield as they look to attack once more. 8.22pm BST 21 min: Mustafi comes flying forward with the ball, but he is ushered out towards the wing and away from goal. He shoots goalwards from an acute angle and his effort is painfully tame. They’ll go again, with Nampalys Mendy cutting the ball out from Hector Bellerin, conceding a corner in the process. 8.20pm BST 19 min: Leno saves from Maguire! It’s deja vu, as another Maddison free-kick is floated in and Maguire is totally unmarked at the back post. He nods it across goal but Leno gets down low to his left to claw the ball away for a corner. Chilwell then hammers a shot low and hard, but his effort is deflected away. Arsenal badly need some respite. They’ve been poor. 8.19pm BST 17 min: Big handball shouts against Rob Holding! That should be a penalty. Maddison flights in a deep free-kick, it’s flicked on by Harry Maguire and then Maddison heads it on in search of Iheanacho. But as the ball drops, Holding’s hand is clearly raised and makes contact with it. Claude Puel looks particularly irked on the touchline. Only Maguire really was kicking and screaming for a penalty. That’s a big call. The Emirates is eerily quiet. Arsenal have not been exactly convincing so far here. 8.17pm BST 15 min: Maddison himself steps up to take it, but his curling effort is wayward. That was really soft territory to give Leicester. And as they try to break once more, Holding pulls at Iheanacho and is not quite so lucky. The 23-year-old defender goes into Chris Kavanagh’s book. 8.15pm BST 14 min: This time Maguire picks out Chilwell perfectly, and Leicester build some on solid possession down the right. Maddison lets the ball run across his body before being tugged back by Granit Xhaka, who is fortunate to avoid a booking. Leicester have a free-kick 20 yards from goal, a few yards off centre. 8.14pm BST 13 min: Stephan Lichtsteiner drifts infield unchallenged, and with few options on, he blasts an effort at goal. It’s always rising. 8.12pm BST 11 min: Amartey does well to bomb down the right before pinging in a cross, but Arsenal just about clear their lines. For a moment, Leicester looked really dangerous. Arsenal seem susceptible to those marauding runs down either flank, with Chilwell heavily involved down the left and likewise Amartey down the right. 8.10pm BST 10 min: Leicester look to slide in Jamie Vardy, but Leno is smart off his line to sweep away the danger. Iheanacho’s ball was clever, but his strike-partner could not quite get on the end of it. Leicester have some real raw pace in just about every department. 8.09pm BST 9 min: Maguire wellies the ball upfield in search of Chilwell, who was rampaging down the left, but the newly-capped England defender cannot get there. Nice idea, though. 8.08pm BST 7 min: Xhaka and Torreira get hold of the ball on halfway, knocking it around nicely as Arsenal probe for an opening. Amartey and Lacazette clash in the box, but half-hearted penalty appeals are frankly just that. Leicester are finding joy down the flanks, with their athleticism something Arsenal need to be really wary of, especially on the counter. 8.06pm BST 6 min: Iheanacho bends an effort goalwards, but Leno is equal to it, palming away down to his right for a Leicester corner. It comes in towards Maguire but Leicester hold on to the ball just inside the Arsenal half. 8.06pm BST 5 min: Lacazette collects the ball from close to the halfway line, and neatly nudges the ball out wide to the overlapping Bellerin. But again, it is Chilwell who gets in to intervene. Leicester break on the counter ... 8.04pm BST 4 min: Suddenly Bellerin looks to charge down the right, but Chilwell reads it all the way to intercept. Arsenal have to start over. 8.03pm BST 3 min: The ball arcs its way back in from the Leicester right, but Bernd Leno, continuing in goal this evening, collects. 8.03pm BST 2 min: Iheanacho shoots over! A brilliant ball by Ndidi into the channel vacated by Lichtsteiner, who is 30 yards upfield. The Leicester forward cuts inside Rob Holding, the Arsenal defender who eventually deflects Iheanacho’s effort over. The resulting corner comes in, but Arsenal head clear. 8.01pm BST 1 min: Chilwell makes an early best down the left, before Arsenal turnover possession, with Bernd Leno booting the ball upfield.. Stephan Lichtsteiner, the Swiss captain, starts at left-back for Unai Emery’s side. 8.00pm BST Leicester get things started in north London. 7.57pm BST The teams are out of the tunnel at the Emirates Stadium, and we’re just a few handshakes and quick blast of Fatboy Slim away from kick-off. Can Arsenal make it 10 wins in a row? 7.48pm BST Unai Emery talks. “It is work for 90 minutes,” he says. “We need to do one match very competitive with and without the ball. The high-pressing is very tough with Vardy and Iheanacho.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, says. “They [Arsenal] like to attack, for us it is the same feeling. I think and I hope it will be a good balance, with good chances to win the game. We had a good rest after the international games. I have a good feeling.” 7.42pm BST Lacazette is beginning to look at home in an Arsenal shirt, but the forward began his career at Lyon with Claude Puel, who will be in the opposition dugout at the Emirates Stadium this evening. “He is a complete player with good transition with the ball and without the ball,” Puel said. “He works all the time and he has kept his clinical edge and I am not surprised about his quality and his good work with Arsenal. At the beginning he was always a striker but to find a place and get game time in the team he started as a winger.” 7.38pm BST Headline team news: Arsenal make two changes from that thumping 5-1 win over Fulham, with Mesut Özil replacing Danny Welbeck, while Nacho Monreal remains out with a tight hamstring, so Stephan Lichtsteiner makes his first Premier League start. Alexandre Lacazette makes his 50th appearance for the club, but Aaron Ramsey remains on the bench. For the Foxes, the defender Jonny Evans comes in to replace the suspended Wes Morgan. 7.14pm BST Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Lichtsteiner, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, LacazetteSubs: Ramsey, Aubameyang, Welbeck, Martinez, Guendouzi, Smith-Rowe, Medley 7.04pm BST Unai Emery thinks “we’ve got our Arsenal back” chants are a little premature, but try telling the red half of north London that if his team extend their match-winning run to 10 matches. They have not tasted defeat since 18 August and their form since could be described as peerless were it not for Manchester City still effortlessly stuffing teams for five and six. “I think we need to improve a lot,” Emery said. “Our demands need to be very high. The supporters can enjoy it with us but also we’re speaking with our reality every day.” For Leicester, whose manager Claude Puel will celebrate a year in charge on Thursday, it is an opportunity to showcase their young talent. A trio of flourishing England internationals, Ben Chilwell, Harry Maguire and James Maddison have all impressed this season, but the jury is still out on Puel himself. His future remains the elephant in the room, despite a fairly sound start to this campaign. The lineups will be upon us shortly, but fit-again Mesut Özil is likely to feature, while Alexandre Lacazette, who started his career with Puel at Lyon, has four goals in five matches. Continue reading...
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Magical Mesut Ozil & super-sub Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang make it ten in a row for Arsenal

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Video: Arsenal 3-1 Leicester: Stunning team goal caps impressive win for Gunners

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Arsenal scored some superb goals as we came from behind to beat Leicester City 3-1 at the Emirates and make it 10 wins on the bounce.
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Arsenal player ratings: Mesut Ozil, Hector Bellerin, Alex Iwobi all shine in Leicester win

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ARSENAL PLAYER RATINGS: The Gunners proved too strong for Leicester after a comprehensive second-half performance blew them away.
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Arsenal superstar has ‘eyes in the back of his head’: Chris Sutton hails Gunners ‘genius’

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ARSENAL superstar Mesut Ozil has “eyes in the back of his head”.
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Classy Ozil rises to the challenge as Arsenal see off Leicester

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To many, the idea of Mesut Ozil wearing the captain's armband feels alien. In the Premier League, we like our captains to be ranters and ravers.
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Mesut Ozil steals the show as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double helps Gunners beat the Foxes

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SAMI MOKBEL AT THE EMIRATES: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang climbed off the bench to score twice and inspire Arsenal to a comeback win over Leicester at The Emirates.
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Mesut Özil orchestrates Arsenal in full flow to quench Leicester’s fire

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For Unai Emery the theme of the evening was the perfect 10. It is now 10 victories on the spin in all competitions for his energetically developing Arsenal – seven of them in the Premier League – and the manager owed it all to the maestro in the No 10 shirt.Mesut Özil had one of those games in which everything comes off for him and he was a joy to watch. When he was withdrawn towards the end, after scoring one and playing a central role in Arsenal’s other two – tapped home by the substitute, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – he received a stirring ovation. For the first time in his Arsenal career, Özil had worn the captain’s armband from the outset. How it inspired him. Continue reading...
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Arsenal 3-1 Leicester City RECAP – Premier League 2018/19

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Unai Emery is challenging his in-form Arsenal players to make it 10 consecutive wins in all competitions as Leicester travel to north London on Monday night. Follow it all right here with Sportsmail.
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Arsenal 3-1 Leicester City: Premier League – live!

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Updates and reaction as Arsenal win 10th game in a rowTables: check the standings from the leading leaguesAnd you can drop Ben an email or tweet @benfisherj 9.55pm BST That victory pushes Arsenal up into fourth, above Tottenham Hotspur. It is the first time they have won 10 consecutive matches in all competitions for since October 2007, when they went on a 12-game winning run. Leicester stay 11th after back-to-back league defeats for the second time this term. 9.50pm BST It’s 10 straight wins for Unai Emery. After an unconvincing start, Arsenal turn on the style, with a couple of vintage goals helping them to what was, in the end, a straightforward victory. Mesut Özil was quite magnificent in the second half, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring two goals off the bench. 9.48pm BST 90 min: There will be three added minutes. 9.48pm BST 90 min: Leicester move upfield on the attack. Ghezzal drifts inside before letting fly, but his left-footed effort is painfully wayward. That sums up Leicester’s second half. 9.45pm BST 87 min: Jamie Vardy has gone down the tunnel, jogging off the pitch with a little limp after a brief conversation with Claude Puel. Leicester have used all of their substitutes but seem pretty happy to let the striker head to the dressing room. 9.44pm BST 86 min: Leicester have gone to pieces. Arsenal are poking fun at them, Iwobi nutmegging his way upfield and Aubameyang beaming with joy. 9.42pm BST 84 min: Lacazette should score, but cannot convert Iwobi’s teasing ball into the box. The Frenchman bites his tongue in frustration, but Arsenal are already in party-mode. They’re having fun. 9.39pm BST 82 min: Aubameyang tries to tee up Ramsey, but Leicester clear their lines. But it comes straight back at the them. They just cannot live with Arsenal at the moment. The hosts are irrepressible. 9.37pm BST 80 min: Özil is withdrawn to a standing ovation. He leaves the field a very happy man. He surely will not polarise opinion tonight. Aaron Ramsey is on, with Arsenal well and truly in cruise control. 9.36pm BST 78 min: Schmeichel somehow denies Lacazette! Iwobi and Özil work it nicely down the left, with the latter laying a low ball on a plate for the Frenchman. But Schmeichel instinctively keeps it out. Arsenal are totally running this game. 9.33pm BST 76 min: Want second-half possession stats? Arsenal 81%. 9.32pm BST 75 min: Lucas Torreira is rolling around on the floor, hurt by a late challenge from Marc Albrighton, who has already been booked. Arsenal have been readying Aaron Ramsey for a little while. 9.31pm BST 74 min: Shinji Okazaki replaces James Maddison. 9.31pm BST 73 min: Olé! Olé! That’s the sound as Arsenal pass the ball around for fun. They are really enjoying themselves out there now. 9.29pm BST 70 min: Maguire tries to find Maddison, but just overhits the pass. Leicester have been reduced to spectator roles this half. Arsenal have been truly untouchable, with Mesut Özil so classy on the ball. His assist for Aubameyang a moment ago was daringly delightful. 9.26pm BST 69 min: Bellerin is tearing it up down the right flank. Running on to a loose Amartey pass, he almost plays in Lacazette for what would have been a very easy fourth. Leicester make another change, with Ghezzal introduced in place of Ricardo Pereira. 9.23pm BST What a wonderful goal this is! Arsenal turn on the style, with an irresistible sweeping move upfield rounded off by the substitute. Hector Bellerin and Mesut Özil are again involved, but fellow sub Mattéo Guendouzi was at the heart of it, doing superbly on halfway to get things start. Arsenal have blown Leicester away in a couple of rip-roaring minutes. That was a gorgeous team goal. 9.22pm BST 64 min: Mesut Özil was dreadful for 44 minutes, but has been magnificent since. A couple of yellow cards for Leicester to compound a miserable few minutes too, with Pereira and Albrighton going into the book. 9.20pm BST How about that for an impact? Mesut Özil plays a sumptuous ball through to Hector Bellerin, who had ghosted inside Ben Chilwell, and the full-back’s low cross is swept home by the substitute. 9.19pm BST 60 min: A double change for Arsenal: Henrikh Mkhitaryan is replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mattéo Guendouzi is on for Stephan Lichtsteiner. Claude Puel also tweaks personnel, with Marc Albrighton on in place of Iheanacho. A replay of that Ndidi effort shows how Leno tried and failed to punch the ball clear, with the Leicester midfielder beating him to it but heading against the bar. 9.16pm BST 58 min: Ndidi’s rattles the crossbar! A fierce corner by Maddison is met by the Leicester midfielder, who powers a crashing header at goal. It cannons off the bar and just away from a lurking Maguire. Arsenal come away unscathed. Ndidi, though, is still trying to work out how he has not scored. 9.14pm BST 57 min: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is among the Arsenal substitutes stretching down by the dugout. Anyway, Leicester win a corner ... 9.13pm BST 55 min: Mendy makes a hash of his clearance, gifting Arsenal a throw-in just inside the Leicester half and another platform from which to attack. It really is all Arsenal. Leicester will not be able to survive another 40 minutes of this. 9.11pm BST 53 min: It’s one-way traffic now. Arsenal are pouring forward, with Leicester camped in their own half. Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have both come to the fore at the start of this second half. Down on the touchline, Claude Puel wants the old Leicester back, the Leicester that had Arsenal running ragged. 9.09pm BST 51 min: Arsenal have made a much better start to this half. They’re shifting through the gears in a bid to poke their noses in front. 9.08pm BST 50 min: Henrikh Mkhitaryan fires just wide! It was a glorious chance, all of Leicester’s own doing. A sloppy Mendy backpass, meant for Schmeichel, is seized on by Lacazette who dinks the ball into the box but the Armenian slices his effort on goal. Leicester get away with it. 9.06pm BST 49 min: Iwobi flashes a cross towards the back post in search of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, before Vardy clatters into Özil. Arsenal win a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Xhaka will deliver ... 9.05pm BST 48 min: Lichtsteiner looks to pick out Iwobi but instead hands possession straight back to Leicester. Arsenal are seeing plenty of the ball, with the visitors being made to merely soak it up for the time being. 9.03pm BST 46 min: Pereira blocks Lichtsteiner seconds into the second half, allowing Arsenal to control the tempo. They’ll be desperate to pick up from where they left off. 9.02pm BST A quick stat, courtesy of Opta: Mesut Özil is now the highest scoring German player in Premier League history (30 goals). 8.54pm BST Some half-time emails, then. “Is it just me or did Arsenal have the urgency of a team who feared a half-time bollocking after conceding the goal?” asks Ben Simmons. “And when was the last time we saw that?” Colum adds: “Do you think there has been much of a change in Arsenal’s style under Emery? Tonight’s shape and style is Wenger-like, with bringing ball-and-team forward in neat passes, overlapping fullbacks and wobbly defending.” 8.48pm BST An entertaining first 45 minutes, with Mesut Özil, captaining Arsenal this evening, equalising on the brink of the interval. An exquisite finish, but until then Arsenal had rarely threatened. Leicester had dominated, with England trio James Maddison, Ben Chilwell and Harry Maguire particularly influential. Claude Puel’s side should of had a penalty too, given Rob Holding practically punched the ball up into the air, but the referee was unmoved. If the second half’s as good as the first, we’re in for a treat. 8.44pm BST It’s a beautiful finish. The Germany midfielder starts and finishes a slick Arsenal move at the end of a difficult half. He feeds Bellerin out on the right, before meeting the defender’s low cross. He runs on to it, effortlessly guiding the ball into the bottom corner with his next touch. Just like that, Unai Emery’s side are level. 8.43pm BST 42 min: A nervy few minutes for Leicester, with Amartey swiping the ball away from danger, with Lacazette lurking. Puel is frantically telling his players to regroup and pick up their respective men. They suddenly look like a team that needs half-time. 8.42pm BST 41 min: Leicester ride their luck a little, as Xhaka’s corner, via Holding, drops in the six-yard box, but Ndidi hacks clear. Arsenal are finishing this half much better than they started it. And now Iwobi wins another corner ... 8.39pm BST 39 min: Xhaka shoots wide! Maddison had fouled Torreira, and Arsenal won a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Arsenal hounded the referee, arguing the Leicester midfielder should be booked but nothing’s doing. Other than the last couple of minutes, Leicester have totally dictated this game. 8.38pm BST 37 min: Mkhitaryan gifts the ball to Maddison, but the Leicester playmaker has a rare off-moment. Arsenal are enjoying plenty of possession, but can they do anything with it? Leicester have got plenty of blue shirts behind the ball. 8.36pm BST 36 min: Arsenal clear the free-kick, after making an initial mess of it. Iwobi nutmegs Pereira as he turns on the style, galloping down the left wing before the hosts push forward down the opposite flank. Lacazette wins a corner, but Leicester take the sting out of Xhaka’s cross. Arsenal are trying to up the ante, at least. 8.35pm BST 35 min: Iwobi almost latches on to a high ball straight over the top of Leicester’s defence, but Schmeichel rushes out to meet it. And now Xhaka is booked for a crunching, ankle-biting challenge on James Maddison. He will doubtless look for Maguire once more. 8.34pm BST 33 min: Xhaka hits it – but Schmeichel tips over! It was probably just heading over, but the Leicester goalkeeper makes doubly sure. Arsenal flight the ball back in, but Mustafi’s header drops straight into Schmeichel’s hands. Emery looks a little concerned down in the dugout. Leicester have been brilliant. 8.32pm BST 32 min: Arsenal win a free-kick after Ndidi crashes into Lacazette. It’s in a dangerous position, 20 yards from goal. Xhaka and Özil both fancy it. Schmeichel readies a five-man wall. 8.31pm BST Leicester press Arsenal into trouble and Ben Chilwell eventually profits, with the left-back charging down the flank, racing beyond Bellerin and his deflected effort outwits Bernd Leno. It totally bamboozles the Arsenal goalkeeper. It’s a slice of luck, but a thoroughly deserved lead. 8.29pm BST 29 min: Mesut Özil passes the ball straight out of play. 8.28pm BST 27 min: Another brilliant Leicester move, with Vardy leaping high to try and meet Pereira’s cross from the right. That was a lovely bit of play, with Maddison again at the heart of things. Mesut Özil, it must be said, has been totally anonymous by comparison. Leicester look a real threat every time they attack. 8.26pm BST 26 min: Lacazette sends a stinging effort over the bar. The ball breaks kindly, pinballing off Maguire and Ndidi, before the Frenchman lets fly. On target, it would be unstoppable. 8.25pm BST 25 min: Bellerin v Chilwell is proving an intriguing battle. This time the Arsenal defender bombs down the right and delivers a neat cross, but Schmeichel is there to gather. Moments later, down the opposite flank, Ricardo Pereira is a little late on Lichtsteiner, so Arsenal rebuild. Can they gain some grip on this game? 8.24pm BST 23 min: Leicester deal with a couple of Xhaka corners, and Kasper Schmeichel boots the ball upfield as they look to attack once more. 8.22pm BST 21 min: Mustafi comes flying forward with the ball, but he is ushered out towards the wing and away from goal. He shoots goalwards from an acute angle and his effort is painfully tame. They’ll go again, with Nampalys Mendy cutting the ball out from Hector Bellerin, conceding a corner in the process. 8.20pm BST 19 min: Leno saves from Maguire! It’s deja vu, as another Maddison free-kick is floated in and Maguire is totally unmarked at the back post. He nods it across goal but Leno gets down low to his left to claw the ball away for a corner. Chilwell then hammers a shot low and hard, but his effort is deflected away. Arsenal badly need some respite. They’ve been poor. 8.19pm BST 17 min: Big handball shouts against Rob Holding! That should be a penalty. Maddison flights in a deep free-kick, it’s flicked on by Harry Maguire and then Maddison heads it on in search of Iheanacho. But as the ball drops, Holding’s hand is clearly raised and makes contact with it. Claude Puel looks particularly irked on the touchline. Only Maguire really was kicking and screaming for a penalty. That’s a big call. The Emirates is eerily quiet. Arsenal have not been exactly convincing so far here. 8.17pm BST 15 min: Maddison himself steps up to take it, but his curling effort is wayward. That was really soft territory to give Leicester. And as they try to break once more, Holding pulls at Iheanacho and is not quite so lucky. The 23-year-old defender goes into Chris Kavanagh’s book. 8.15pm BST 14 min: This time Maguire picks out Chilwell perfectly, and Leicester build some on solid possession down the right. Maddison lets the ball run across his body before being tugged back by Granit Xhaka, who is fortunate to avoid a booking. Leicester have a free-kick 20 yards from goal, a few yards off centre. 8.14pm BST 13 min: Stephan Lichtsteiner drifts infield unchallenged, and with few options on, he blasts an effort at goal. It’s always rising. 8.12pm BST 11 min: Amartey does well to bomb down the right before pinging in a cross, but Arsenal just about clear their lines. For a moment, Leicester looked really dangerous. Arsenal seem susceptible to those marauding runs down either flank, with Chilwell heavily involved down the left and likewise Amartey down the right. 8.10pm BST 10 min: Leicester look to slide in Jamie Vardy, but Leno is smart off his line to sweep away the danger. Iheanacho’s ball was clever, but his strike-partner could not quite get on the end of it. Leicester have some real raw pace in just about every department. 8.09pm BST 9 min: Maguire wellies the ball upfield in search of Chilwell, who was rampaging down the left, but the newly-capped England defender cannot get there. Nice idea, though. 8.08pm BST 7 min: Xhaka and Torreira get hold of the ball on halfway, knocking it around nicely as Arsenal probe for an opening. Amartey and Lacazette clash in the box, but half-hearted penalty appeals are frankly just that. Leicester are finding joy down the flanks, with their athleticism something Arsenal need to be really wary of, especially on the counter. 8.06pm BST 6 min: Iheanacho bends an effort goalwards, but Leno is equal to it, palming away down to his right for a Leicester corner. It comes in towards Maguire but Leicester hold on to the ball just inside the Arsenal half. 8.06pm BST 5 min: Lacazette collects the ball from close to the halfway line, and neatly nudges the ball out wide to the overlapping Bellerin. But again, it is Chilwell who gets in to intervene. Leicester break on the counter ... 8.04pm BST 4 min: Suddenly Bellerin looks to charge down the right, but Chilwell reads it all the way to intercept. Arsenal have to start over. 8.03pm BST 3 min: The ball arcs its way back in from the Leicester right, but Bernd Leno, continuing in goal this evening, collects. 8.03pm BST 2 min: Iheanacho shoots over! A brilliant ball by Ndidi into the channel vacated by Lichtsteiner, who is 30 yards upfield. The Leicester forward cuts inside Rob Holding, the Arsenal defender who eventually deflects Iheanacho’s effort over. The resulting corner comes in, but Arsenal head clear. 8.01pm BST 1 min: Chilwell makes an early best down the left, before Arsenal turnover possession, with Bernd Leno booting the ball upfield.. Stephan Lichtsteiner, the Swiss captain, starts at left-back for Unai Emery’s side. 8.00pm BST Leicester get things started in north London. 7.57pm BST The teams are out of the tunnel at the Emirates Stadium, and we’re just a few handshakes and quick blast of Fatboy Slim away from kick-off. Can Arsenal make it 10 wins in a row? 7.48pm BST Unai Emery talks. “It is work for 90 minutes,” he says. “We need to do one match very competitive with and without the ball. The high-pressing is very tough with Vardy and Iheanacho.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, says. “They [Arsenal] like to attack, for us it is the same feeling. I think and I hope it will be a good balance, with good chances to win the game. We had a good rest after the international games. I have a good feeling.” 7.42pm BST Lacazette is beginning to look at home in an Arsenal shirt, but the forward began his career at Lyon with Claude Puel, who will be in the opposition dugout at the Emirates Stadium this evening. “He is a complete player with good transition with the ball and without the ball,” Puel said. “He works all the time and he has kept his clinical edge and I am not surprised about his quality and his good work with Arsenal. At the beginning he was always a striker but to find a place and get game time in the team he started as a winger.” 7.38pm BST Headline team news: Arsenal make two changes from that thumping 5-1 win over Fulham, with Mesut Özil replacing Danny Welbeck, while Nacho Monreal remains out with a tight hamstring, so Stephan Lichtsteiner makes his first Premier League start. Alexandre Lacazette makes his 50th appearance for the club, but Aaron Ramsey remains on the bench. For the Foxes, the defender Jonny Evans comes in to replace the suspended Wes Morgan. 7.14pm BST Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Lichtsteiner, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, LacazetteSubs: Ramsey, Aubameyang, Welbeck, Martinez, Guendouzi, Smith-Rowe, Medley 7.04pm BST Unai Emery thinks “we’ve got our Arsenal back” chants are a little premature, but try telling the red half of north London that if his team extend their match-winning run to 10 matches. They have not tasted defeat since 18 August and their form since could be described as peerless were it not for Manchester City still effortlessly stuffing teams for five and six. “I think we need to improve a lot,” Emery said. “Our demands need to be very high. The supporters can enjoy it with us but also we’re speaking with our reality every day.” For Leicester, whose manager Claude Puel will celebrate a year in charge on Thursday, it is an opportunity to showcase their young talent. A trio of flourishing England internationals, Ben Chilwell, Harry Maguire and James Maddison have all impressed this season, but the jury is still out on Puel himself. His future remains the elephant in the room, despite a fairly sound start to this campaign. The lineups will be upon us shortly, but fit-again Mesut Özil is likely to feature, while Alexandre Lacazette, who started his career with Puel at Lyon, has four goals in five matches. Continue reading...
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