Leicester vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Leicester vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates
Follow all the live action from the King Power Stadium in the lunchtime kick-off in the Premier League

<p>Emile Smith Rowe celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second</p><p>Emile Smith Rowe celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second</p>

Emile Smith Rowe celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second

Leicester City host Arsenal in the early kick-off in the Premier League with both sides looking to bolster their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League with a top four finish. The Foxes are ahead of the Gunners only on goal difference in ninth place with victory for either side set to take them level with West Ham in fourth.

Brendan Rodgers’ side advanced to the final eight in the Carabao Cup midweek with a penalty shoot-out win over Brighton, while their league form has picked up lately too, following a sluggish start, including a late James Maddison strike to edge out Brentford and extend their unbeaten streak in the league to four matches.

The Gunners are slowly finding their form and identity under Mikel Arteta too, having swept aside Aston Villa last Friday behind a scintillating display from Emile Smith Rowe. There has been renewed speculation linking Arteta to Barcelona since Ronald Koeman’s sacking, but the Spanish tactician remains content with life at the Emirates: “I’m extremely happy at Arsenal and privileged to be here. My focus is here. There’s been a lot going on there in the past few years. You have to overcome a situation like the departure of Lionel Messi, who’s been a key player for many years, and I know that takes time. I hope everything works out well.”

Follow live build-up, team news and minute-by-minute updates from the King Power Stadium as the Foxes take on the Gunners:


HALF TIME: Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:19

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

45 mins: We’re into two minutes of additional time at the end of the first half. Leicester have responded well to going two goals down early on but have been frustrated by two moments of brilliance by the Arsenal goalkeeper.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:18

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

43 mins: WHAT A SAVE! Maddison does superbly to get the ball up and down from 20 yards, but Ramsdale is somehow able to palm the ball onto the bar and then block the follow-up from Evans! Arsenal scramble the ball clear off the line, but that is outstanding from the goalkeeper!

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:14

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

41 mins: Maddison gets nudged to the ground by White as the Arsenal defender looked to win the ball back from behind. It sets up another promising free-kick position for Maddison to strike at goal.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:13

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

39 mins: Tielemans hits a low drive at goal but it’s straight at Ramsdale and the Arsenal goalkeeper can gather it on the bounce.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:11

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

38 mins: Arsenal are also knocking the ball around the pitch confidently and Leicester’s press has been made ineffective by some of Partey and Lokonga’s passing.

As I say that, Lokonga hits a pass out of play as he looked to switch the ball to Saka, but that looks to be a solid partnership for Arteta to build on.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:10

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

34 mins: Leicester have made a good response to going 2-0 down but Arsenal’s defending must be giving Gunners fans confidence at this early stage. Gabriel is marshalling Iheanacho and Arsenal look well drilled in their two banks of four as Leicester struggle to find a way through.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:07

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

30 mins: Saka skips inside before finding Tomiyasu on the outside. The full-back drives the ball across the face but Schmeichel is able to collect.

At the other end Tomiyasu then does superbly well to slide in and prevent a Maddison through ball to Vardy, who was making a bursting run into the box.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:03

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

27 mins: What a save! Ramsdale redeems himself after playing a loose pass into midfield. Leicester work the ball to Iheanacho, who looks to bend inside the far post from outside of the box. It’s a brilliant effort but Ramsdale is equal to it, tipping it wide of the post.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:00

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

25 mins: Slightly better from Leicester as Maddison finds Castagne with a ball in between the lines, but Gabriel is there as the wing-back looks for Iheanacho with the low cross. Tielemans then goes close to finding Vardy with a through ball in behind.

Arsenal look happy to sit in and challenge Leicester to break them down.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 12:58


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