Arsenal Defeats Leicester To Climb Up To Fourth Position. Arsenal scored two brilliant goals to defeat the Foxes on Sunday evening, goals from Thomas party and Alexander Lacazette were enough to see out Brendan Rogers men.
The Gunners having dropped to fifth after Manchester united defeated Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday,the onus fell on the London club to reclaim the fourth spot back from united and they did so in style.
Mikel Arteta’s men should were they are rated so highly as they controlled the game early on, with leciester finding it difficult to maintain possession.
The was first half was full of excitement as both sides attacked each other’s goal with recklessness, the Foxes looking vulnerable at the back,when arsenal came forward in numbers.
The goal would eventually come through an unlikely source as Thomas party fired Arsenal ahead on the 11th minutes .
Alexander Lacazette has been the catalyst since the departure of Pierre Eric Aubameyang in January and did so again by putting the game beyond the reach of the king power outfit by converting from the penalty spot after Caglar Soyuncu handled the ball in the penalty area.
Martin Odegaard was particularly impressive as tore Leicester apart with some incisive passes, the Norwegian always looked comfortable on the ball and was a constant threat through the middle. Arteta on Odegaard: “He was terrific again today. In every aspect of the game, defending, individual phases in the final third, the way he manages the game when it’s needed. He’s showing great maturity and responsibility on the pitch. He makes the other players better I think”.
Thomas Partey spoke about his goal: “I feel happy, I could score more but it’s part of the game. I want to always help the team, it feels good to score in our home. I feel happy & happy for the team also. “We have a couple of difficult games coming, all the games are difficult, but as Martin said, we have to go game by game & that’s the mentality of the team. We want to keep improving & that’s our mentality now.”
Arsenal will hope to continue their fine run under Arteta and hopefully they get to play in the champions league next season. Brenda Roger will hope this side respond well and give a good account of themselves as the season comes to it’s conclusion.