Arsenal have now won or drawn all of their last ten competitive bouts. The Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was the star of yesterday’s battle against Leicester which ended 2-0 in favour of the London outfit.
Mikel Arteta’s team confirmed their great form of the last few weeks by beating Leicester away from home. Two early goals decided the game. Gabriel opened the game in the fifth minute by heading the ball in after Bukayo Saka’s corner-kick cross. A result of a well-trained routine.
The second goal came only a few minutes later. Alexandre Lacazette dribbled the ball into the box and while he couldn’t quite get past all of the Leicester defenders, their clearance of the ball was so sloppy that Arsenal youngling Emile Smith Rowe only had to aim properly and shoot. This is the third goal this season for the midfielder.
The Gunners were well organised throughout the match, they moved and passed with confidence, and they now seem like a much different team compared to the beginning of this season.
The Foxes tried to get back into the game in the second half and they threatened the Arsenal net several times. But Aaron Ramsdale wouldn’t have it, he wouldn’t allow it. While he did have a lot of work in the second half, his best save of the game came before halftime. James Maddison’s free-kick was heading for the top right corner and there seemed to be no way of stopping it, except Ramsdale somehow managed to leap far enough and get his hands on it.
“You can win in different ways but it’s for sure that your goalkeeper has to stand out because the opponent has the quality to create chances against you. In big moments today, I think he was superb,” Arteta commented on Ramsdale’s performance after the match.
Arsenal are now closing in on European football positions in the Premier League table as they sit in the sixth position with 17 points. That is quite a change for a team that was dead-last at the beginning of the season. Leicester City occupy the tenth position on 14 points.