On a beautiful, soft, sunny day at King Power Stadium, Arsenal’s Europa League troubadours were touched by the breath of spring.After six minutes, Arsenal dominated possession, scoring three goals to the full hour and looked good for a 3-1 win over a tired Leicester City team

Much of the preparation for this game had focused on the status Is there such a thing as the “Big Six”? in stenosing football, and if so how do we measure it? Finances? Expectation? Current league positions? At kick-off, Leicester were 12 points and six league points away from their visitors at full-time, it was hard to avoid that Arsenal’s greater squad depth had carried the day and that the quality of their substitutes, especially Nicolas Pépé, was simply too high

Mikel Arteta made six changes, with Cédric Soares and Pablo Marà coming on defense and Willian, Pépé and Alexandre Lacazette coming in. Bukayo Saka undoubtedly needed a break after the recent efforts

Pépé took advantage of his chance brilliantly and impressed with a performance that was already involved in two Arsenal kicks (a VAR win) 10 minutes after the break, the free kick that led to Arsenal’s first goal and the substitution of Leicester youngster Left-back Luke forced Thomas, who just couldn’t get on with Pépé s movement and direct running

Leicester City switched to a 4-4-2 for that game, which may have been a response to the best staff available Kelechi Iheanacho playing in attack near Jamie Vardy Maybe the change in form was a push to a bit getting more out of Leicester’s captain If so, it didn’t work Vardy was a ghost for a long time. He is 34 years old and has played more or less consistently for the past six years. He looked carefree here

Arsenal started well enough and held the ball well until Leicester had their first attack of the game and scored a brilliant goal It came from the right flank Iheanacho held the ball with his back to goal Youri Tielemans skilfully ran away in front of him, slid away from Kieran Tierney’s lunge and just kept walking until he reached the right edge of the area, unhindered by David Luiz and MarÃ, who seemed content to admire this fine, striding figure in the midday sun

The shot on the run was low and perfectly placed past Bernd Leno’s right hand.A central midfielder who can rise from the depths to score regularly has something almost old-fashioned about it when the opposition gives you the defensive equivalent of one

offers a welcome basket and a round of polite applause

Arsenal was commendably not depleted, helped â ???? although the jury may not have been informed about it either ???? through Arteta’s constant barking, screaming and squeaking from the line of contact This is a manager who loves nothing better than “calling” ???? every game that pops up every few moments like the smartly dressed dad coach of the all-conquering local U-11

His players reacted and six minutes later they seemed ready to equalize when Pépé stumbled into the penalty area A penalty was awarded but the VAR concluded that Wilfred Ndidi had contacted outside the gates of the area

Dominated by Arsenal found some break-ins on the left by Tierney’s willingness to storm outside Willian switched flanks for a while and was involved in a move that spread the ball in open green well after Tierney’s cross was taken by Pépé with hit a scratch

Seven minutes before the break, Pépé was fouled for the fourth time. Thomas was booked. Willian scored a hard, flat free kick and David Luiz hit with a wonderful header, ran over the front of a static Leicester defense and tore his neck around the Throwing the ball into the corner

Emile Smith Rowe came out to be replaced by Martin Degaard and Arsenal had time to take the lead from another penalty awarded by the VAR Ndidi blocked a Pépé shot with awkwardly raised hands and the screen check was mercifully brief Lacazette pounded the ball in the corner Arsenal deserved nothing less, having driven the game almost single-handedly since Leicester’s goal

Brendan Rodgers reacted at halftime, took Thomas down and picked up Mark Albrighton Harvey Barnes left the field with a serious injury

Arsenal went in the 52 3-1 lead in the minute, with a good team goal scored and scored by Pépé.This time he dribbled in, went to Willian on the left, saw the ball deflected into the six-yard penalty area as Willian Avoided a botched joint challenge by Kasper Schmeichel and Timonthy Castagne and was there to knock the ball in

Leicester, now deprived of two members of a weakened team, looked a little lost Leicester’s ability to function in the absence of key players was really impressive here they looked tired and poor quality

Leicester squeezed hard towards the end But being excluded from Europe during the week seems like a boon to their Premier League hopes Arsenal will be delighted with a nice away win

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/feb/28/leicester-arsenal-premier-league-match-report