Having spent a lovely, soft, sunny day at the Kings Power Stadium, it was Arsenal’s Europa League players who seemed to be moved by the breath of spring. Six minutes later, Arsenal had the upper hand in possession, scoring three times before the hour mark, which looked worthwhile, and defeated an exhausted Leicester City team 3-1.
Most of the content of the game is focused on status. Is there such a thing as the “big six”
The greater depth of the lineup determines the quality of their substitutes, especially Nicolas Pépé (Nicolas Pépé) is too high.
Mikel Arteta made six changes, Cédric Soares (Cédric Soares) and Pablo Marí (Pablo Marí) entered the defense, Willian, Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette (Alexandre Lacazette) entered the high field. Bukayo Saka undoubtedly needs to rest after the recent exercise.
Pepe seized the opportunity brilliantly and his performance was so convincing that 10 minutes after halftime, he had participated in two Arsenal free throw awards (one VAR was absent) and won the goal that led to Arsenal’s opening He made a free kick and was forced to replace Leicester’s young left-back Luke Thomas (Luke Thomas), who was unable to cope with Pépé’s movements and direct running.
Leicester City converted to 4-4-2 in this game, which may be a response to the best talent. Kelechi Iheanacho was close to Jamie Vardy on offense. Perhaps the change in shape is to make the main characters of Leicester get more benefits. If so, it won’t work. Vardy has been a ghost for a long time. He is 34 years old and he has been playing more or less for the past six years. He looks tired here.
Arsenal started well and maintained a good posture until Leicester scored the game for the first time and scored a wonderful goal. It comes from the right. Iheanacho scored with a back ball. Yuri Tillermans ran smartly outside him, slid down Kieran Tierney’s lunges, and walked on until he reached the unobstructed area of David Luiz and Mary Marie. On the right edge, they seemed content to appreciate this graceful step in the afternoon sun.
His shooting percentage while running was low and completely surpassed Bernd Leno’s right hand. A midfield center is almost outdated, he can score quickly from the depths. It helps when the opposition provides you with defense of the basket and polite applause.
It is commendable that Arsenal did not let it go, despite Arteta’s constant roaring, yelling and harsh noises from the sideline, although the jury may also help. What this manager likes most is to “make a phone call” every game, and it pops up every once in a while, just like the local omnipotent U-11 coach dressed smartly.
His players reacted, and six minutes later, when Pépé tripped into the penalty zone, he seemed ready to tie the score. A fine was imposed, but VAR ruled it out. Wilfred Ndidi made contact just outside the area.
Arsenal dominated the found head and made some progress on the left due to Tierney’s willingness to vacate outside. Willian turned on the flank for a while and participated in the pass to Tierney’s open green area. Pepe is holding his cross.
Seven minutes before halftime, Pepe fouled for the fourth time. Thomas was booked. Willian’s hard and flat free kick, David Luiz scored a high header, traversed the static Leicester defensive goal, twisted his neck and glanced at the corner.
Emile Smith Rowe stands out and is replaced by Martin
Ødegaard. Arsenal have time to lead in another penalty shootout, which was awarded by VAR. Endidi awkwardly raised his hands to block Pepe’s shot. The screen check is short. Lacazette hit the ball into a corner kick. Since Leicester’s goal, Arsenal have driven the game almost single-handedly.
Brendan Rodgers reacted at halftime, taking off Thomas and taking away Mark Albrighton. Harvey Barnes was seriously injured and left the court.
Arsenal topped the list with a score of 3-1 in the 52nd minute, and Pepe scored for the team. This time he dribbled the ball into the inside, passed to Willian on the left, and saw Willian dodge an awkward joint challenge from Casper Schmeichel and Timanti Castagne, the ball deflected In the six-yard box, catch the ball there.
Lester is now deprived of two members of a weak team and looks a bit disappointed. Due to the lack of key players, Leicester’s ability to operate is indeed impressive. Here, they look tired, and the quality is a bit low.
Leicester is nearing the end. However, Brexit on Wednesday seems to be a blessing for their hopes for the Premier League. Arsenal will move forward in a victory that is far ahead.