This Tuesday, Arsenal welcomed Leicester for matchday 34 of the Premier League. At the Emirates Stadium, we saw an exciting match that ended with both teams sharing points after a 1-1 draw. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for the Gunners, while Jamie Vardy equalized for the Foxes.
The first half started with the visitors taking control of the match. Already in the early minutes, they were obligating goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to make good saves in both Vardy’s attempt and Kelechi Iheanacho’s header.
As time went by, the hosts started to get the ball and take control of the offensive actions. So, it was no surprise when, at the 21st minute, they broke the deadlock. After receiving the ball from Bukayo Saka, Aubameyang put it into the back of the net to put the home team ahead on the scoring.
The Gunners didn’t stop after the goal and kept on seeking for a way to increase their advantage. They would probably have done it if it wasn’t for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who made some beautiful interventions. Meanwhile, the Foxes were trying to find an equalizer and almost did it still before the half-time. After receiving a cross from Vardy, Iheanacho scored, but the goal was ruled out after the referee confirmed a foul by number 14 at the beginning of the play.
The second half started with a lot of intensity. Already in the early minutes, both teams were attacking and obligating their opponents’ keeper to work a lot. Arsenal almost doubled their lead when Alexandre Lacazette put the ball into the back of the net. Fortunately, to the Foxes, the goal was ruled out due to an offside position.
After that, the Gunners had a little problem when, at the 75th minute, Eddie Nketiah saw a red card. With one more player on the field, it was not a surprise when the Foxes became the brighter side. Because of that, it didn’t take long before they found the equalizer.
9 minutes later, Demarai Gray, who had entered the match a few minutes ago, found Vardy and the top scorer of the Premier League didn’t disappoint, putting the ball into the back of the net from close-range.
The 1-1 draw was not good for any of them, honestly. Arsenal remained in 7th place, now with 50 points, but may lose a few positions if Tottenham and Sheffield win their matches. Meanwhile, Leicester lost the 3rd place to Chelsea, being now with 59 points.