Tue. May 17th, 2022

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Report as Gabriel and Emile Smith Rowe score early to continue Arsenal’s fine form; Aaron Ramsdale produces a string of saves to keep clean sheet; Arsenal unbeaten in nine in all competitions.

Two early goals and some Aaron Ramsdale heroics helped Arsenal continue their strong form with a 2-0 win at Leicester on Saturday.

It took only five minutes for Arsenal to take the lead as Gabriel glanced home Bukayo Saka’s corner, before Emile Smith Rowe capitalised on some poor Leicester defending to steer past Kasper Schmeichel from 12 yards (18).

Ramsdale continued to prove all doubters wrong with a world-class save, tipping James Maddison’s free-kick onto the crossbar before the break, before Jonny Evans hit the post with his rebound.

Ramsdale, whose £30m move from Sheffield United raised eyebrows in the summer, continued his heroics in the second half, saving well from subs Ademola Lookman and Harvey Barnes, as Leicester missed several good chances to halve the deficit.

The result means Arsenal move up to fifth and are now unbeaten in nine in all competitions, winning five of their last seven in the Premier League. Leicester lose for the first time in four in the league, and move down to 10th.


By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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