Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Claude Puel and Kasper Schmeichel felt Leicester deserved a penalty against Arsenal

Claude Puel and Kasper Schmeichel felt Leicester deserved a penalty against Arsenal

The other player returning to the Arsenal starting lineup is Mesut Ozil, who has recovered from a back injury to face Leicester. Leicester were by far the better team in the first half and easily could have built a bigger lead before Ozil's equalizer. This situation can change the course of the game. Helpless on the goal because of the deflection.

While Arsenal were flat-footed from the off, the visitors started particularly brightly with Kelechi Iheanacho twice threatening in the opening exchanges.

Mesut Özil, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang combined together to produce a moment of magic for Arsenal.

"At the beginning of the second half we lost a lot of possession and we gave them the ball too easily which put us under pressure". Did well to block Kelechi Iheanacho's early shot but didn't look almost as solid as in previous games. Left Arsenal exposed to counters at times but also showed his experience to win a couple of tough duels. Join the Pain In The Arsenal team!

MF Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 5 - A fairly ineffective display by the Armenian, who couldn't get much going with the ball.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan had a wonderful chance to send Arsenal ahead early in the second period following a mix-up inside the Leicester box, but the Armenian fired just wide of the post from a risky position. Missed a sitter when the game was already decided.

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Granit Xhaka's free-kick was then tipped over by Leicester skipper Kasper Schmeichel as Arsenal looked to respond immediately.

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