Arsenal beat Leicester City 1-0 at the Emirates

Arsenal beat Leicester City 1-0 at the Emirates

A late own goal from Robert Huth secured us a precious three points as we kept our hopes of a top-four place alive with a crucial victory at Emirates Stadium.

For so much of this game it seemed as if we would be frustrated against an obdurate Leicester City side that kept chances to a minimum.

We got off sluggish start that nearly saw us fall behind when Jamie Vardy shot into the sidenetting, before Petr Cech was called into action to make a fine save to deny Riyad Mahrez from close range.

Arsène Wenger’s men struggled to find the same intensity and focus they had shown against Manchester City three days earlier, although Theo Walcott forced a smart save out of Kasper Schmiechel.

Alexis went closest with a fierce drive that rattled off the crossbar on the stroke of half-time, but despite our best efforts we found it tough to break down the Foxes after the restart too.

Alexis was dispossessed when well-placed in the area, Granit Xhaka saw a deflected effort palmed wide and frustrations continued to grow.

But four minutes from the end we had our reward when Nacho Monreal’s drive from the edge of the area hit Huth and flew into the bottom corner.

It was enough to settle this clash and while it may not have been your typical Arsenal goal, sometimes you just need to dig out a result – and that is exactly what we did.

Next, the minor matter of the north London derby at White Hart Lane. Bring it on.

 

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