5 takeaways from Arsenal’s win over Leicester
After such a successful summer transfer window, it should come as no surprise to see Arsenal win games. However, after a sluggish start to the season, they rose from a relegation battle to be in the top four race early in the campaign.
In case you missed it, we’ve produced a list of the five key talking points from the game.
1. Arsenal is on a nine-game unbeaten streak.
Mikel Arteta’s side has come back beautifully after the humbling loss to Manchester City, with a consistent starting lineup and a little alteration in the tactical structure. The North London team is unbeaten in nine games in all competitions, with Brenda Rogers’ Leicester City their most recent victim.
2. The teenagers showed up.
Early in the game, both Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe had goal contributions. Arteta’s faith in the academy grads has paid off handsomely, as both players have established themselves as crucial components of the team.
3. A masterclass with Aaron Ramsdale.
Ramsdale is quickly establishing himself as one of the season’s most astute acquisitions, with Arsenal paying a cost that should be regarded a steal to lure the Englishman away from Bournemouth.
He deservedly received the match’s man of the match award. He made four critical games and two high claims from within the box. On the pitch, he was Arsenal’s best player.
4. The Gunners put in yet another strong defensive effort.
When Arsenal met Leeds United in the EFL Cup, they kept their last clean sheet, and they easily won the game. They have only conceded four goals in their nine-game unbeaten streak. The coaching staff appeared to have addressed the one area where they had been heavily chastised, and fans hope this trend continues.
5. It wasn’t a particularly compelling performance, but it was necessary.
Leicester City had numerous chances to climb back into the game, but Ramsdale’s brilliance thwarted them all. Arsenal had to defend for the most of the match after scoring early, and they did it with amazing discipline.