LEICESTER – Arsenal revived their hopes of taking part in in European competitors subsequent season after targets from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe helped them to a 3-1 win at Leicester City in an entertaining Premier League conflict on Sunday.
The consequence lifted Arsenal two locations as much as ninth on 37 factors from 26 video games whereas Leicester stayed third on 49 factors after struggling a second setback in three days following their Europa League elimination.
Leicester, who exited Europe’s second-tier competitors with a 2-0 residence defeat by Slavia Prague on Thursday, took a sixth-minute lead in opposition to Arsenal as Youri Tielemans minimize inside the world from the appropriate flank and fired a low shot into the far nook.
The Gunners equalised within the thirty ninth when Luiz headed a Willian cross into the underside proper nook and Lacazette turned the tide in first-half stoppage time as he drilled in a penalty after a VAR examine confirmed Wilfred Ndidi had dealt with the ball within the space.
Poor defending price Leicester once more within the 52nd minute as they allowed the guests to interrupt by way of the center earlier than Willian slipped the ball to Pepe and the Ivorian ahead tucked it into an empty web from two metres.
Arsenal held on comfortably within the closing phases and missed possibilities to win by a much bigger margin as Kieran Tierney volleyed simply broad from 20 metres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got here shut with a fizzing low shot.