Leicester started well – but Arsenal controlled the second half

Arsenal v Leicester Review – Stylish Gunners in confident mood

The Gunners fired themselves back up into fourth place (and more importantly just three points off the leaders) with a well-deserved demolition of Leicester City. Claudio Ranieri’s men started in confident mood and Mahrez and Vardy made life difficult for our defence early on with Vardy finally giving them the lead in the 13th minute.

Vardy was unlucky not to make it 2-0 but Arsenal came back quickly with Theo Walcott pouncing quickly on Cazorla’s excellent through ball to equalize just five minutes later. Arsenal then started to get on top and kept up the pressure until Sanchez was waiting for the loose ball to give us the lead for the first time in the game.

Half-time was 2-1 and after the break, Arsenal came out in determined style and Alexis made up his hat-trick with a great header and an even better long range strike, before Vardy cooly finished to give Leicester a small hope at 4-2.

With the game won Wenger gave Giroud a ten minute cameo, and it wasn’t very long before he missed his usual sitter before finally scoring a much harder chance with the clock ticking away. All in all a great win against a team that was previously unbeaten so it’s no surprise that Arsene Wenger was very happy after the game.

He said: “I want us to score goals but I must say Leicester played well, and to play a good football game there needs to be two teams. They had the stronger start, they pushed us on our back foot from the start when they scored the first goal and I must say I was concerned after that as I thought they were close to scoring a second one and it would have made it difficult.

“We found the resources to equalise and after that our technical quality and the pace of our strikers gave them problems and we managed to make it 2-1 before half-time. In the second half we controlled the game and looked always like we could add another one.”

In fact we added three and all of a sudden Arsenal have doubled their goals scored tally for the season. Four away games in a row are now out of the way, and we are now hitting a bit of good form and are back where we rightly belong. Now onto Tuesday and Olympiakos are coming to the Emirates. Will Wenger ring the changes once again?

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  1. Greg says:

    I was very happy to watch “the alexis sanchez” show at the king power stadium on saturday! Coyg!

    1. optimisticgooner says:

      That leap for his 2nd goal and that skill for his 3rd, amazing stuff!

      1. GoonerLad says:

        That vision from Ozil. How many assists does he have in 2015 ?

  2. Dee@ease says:

    World class performance from Alexis and good things happen when Giroud is on the bench

  3. jeanmozil says:

    Great victory against Leicester. Arsenal haters and their pundits made few comments after the game. You can imagine what would have happened if any of our rivals had beaten Leicester yesterday. Gooner for life.

  4. optimisticgooner says:

    The result was very convincing but at 4-1 we we became casual and allowed Leicester to score their 2nd goal ( note that cech made most saves in the last 15 mins or so when we were in a comfortable lead) . 4-1 is a very comfortable lead but just when it gets 4-2 things become tricky and opposition gets hope. My point being play your best till the last minute and don’t underestimate the opponent.
    Great performance and I love our full backs!!

    1. GoonerLad says:

      Monreal is the most underrated left back in England

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