English Premier League | Post Match Summary: Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City

Arteta ‘Partey is enjoying himself at the moment’

Check out Mikel Arteta’s post match press conference after of Arsenal’s 2-0 Premier League win against Leicester. The Spanish coach was full of praise for Thomas Partey and his excellent recent performances.

The Gunners started well, and imposed themselves on the game in the opening minutes. While Leicester attempted an aggressive approach with their pressing, Arsenal created numerous chances, and it wasn’t long before they took the lead.

A Gabriel Martinelli corner found Thomas Partey who had from the far post, and the midfielder lost his man to find himself in space on the edge of the six yard area.

It was a simple finish as he nodded the ball into the goal. Leicester have the worst record at defending corners in the league, and it was easy to see why.

After the goal, it looked like Arsenal might run away with the game as they got into dangerous positions repeatedly, and Leicester were knocked back.

A Thomas Partey shot after a promising attack hit the woodwork. Leicester began to grow into the game, however.

Harvey Barnes was involved repeatedly, as Brendad Rodgers’ side seemed to be targetting Cedric Soares in the first half.

Dewsbury-Hall also looked good at times for the visitors, who dominated the ball in the closing stages of the half.

Arsenal lost their rhythm after a stoppage in play half an hour in, and didn’t recover it until the second half.

Arsenal came out after half time aggressively, looking to put the game to bed. Although Leicester looked to attack when they could, impressive performances from Partey and Odegaard meant Arsenal were able to get the ball forward with regularity.

They were rewarded for their effort with a penalty, after Soyuncu handballed a Partey headed which was cleared off the line.

Lacazette made no mistake from the spot, and doubled the lead for the hosts. While Leicester continued to create dangerous moments, they weren’t able to trouble Arsenal on a consistent basis, and by the end of the game they were comfortably second best.

Partey (11′), Lacazette (59′)