Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal v Leicester

Arnold Nichols
October 23, 2018

Arsenal boss Unai Emery was delighted after their 3-1 win over Leicester City.

The other player returning to the Arsenal starting lineup is Mesut Ozil, who has recovered from a back injury to face Leicester.

But truthfully, there is nothing like a stellar team goal, and that's just what Arsenal pulled off on Monday against Leicester City.

"We need to be calm", Emery told a news conference.

Leicester's spot-kick claim came when Holding raised his arm above his head and clearly handled as he jumped to meet Jamie Vardy's flick-on, yet referee Christopher Kavanagh waved play on.

'And then in front we are looking near other teams like Liverpool, like Manchester City, like Chelsea, but for us it isn't important for us to think about the end.


That goal sparked Arsenal in to life as we finished the first half strongly and we grabbed a barely-deserved equaliser just before the break.

Iheanacho then forced a smart save from Gunners stopper Bernd Leno in the sixth minute as the visitors made a strong start to the clash in the English capital, and that was a sign of things to come in the first period.

It was perhaps little surprise that Arsenal fans gave Ozil a standing ovation when he was brought off for Aaron Ramsey on 80 minutes.

"Yeah", Emery said. "For Mesut, today was a very good performance, and a very good victory together". We need to play with organisation but also with heart. "Every match each player needs to play with this commitment, with this quality to help us on the pitch". The Switzerland veteran struggled at times to cope with Leicester's pacey attack and was taken off after an hour, leaving midfielder Granit Xhaka to fill in at left-back.

Arsenal's next league game is away at Crystal Palace on Sunday, after they play Sporting in Lisbon on Thursday in the Europa League. "Two in the same position like Sead and Nacho had a small problem".

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