Leicester vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture today

Aaron Ramsdale spectacularly keeps out James Maddison’s free-kick

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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:

Leicester vs Arsenal

LEI XI – Schmeichel, Castagne, Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas, Tielemans, Soumare, Maddison, Iheanacho, VardyARS XI – Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Partey, Lokonga, Saka, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang, Lacazette5 mins: Gabriel glances Arsenal in front from Saka corner 18 mins: Smith Rowe adds second as Arsenal continue dominant start Show latest update

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

52 mins: Decent move from Leicester. They find Maddison in space in midfield, who is then able to turn and play Vardy in down the right channel. He picks out Barnes on the edge but his volley is dragged wide of goal.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:43


Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

50 mins: Barnes gets a couple of early touches out on the Leicester left. He gets the beating of Tomiyasu but his ball to the back post evades everyone and drifts out for a goal kick.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:41


Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

48 mins: Smith Rowe’s in-swinger is cleared by Castagne at the near post, but Arsenal are able to stay on the front foot.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:39


Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

47 mins: An encouraging start from Arsenal, first as Lokonga wins the ball back from Maddison and then as the Arsenal defence play out of the Leicester high-press. Both instances led to dangerous Arsenal attacks, and a corner on the Arsenal left.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:38


Kick off! Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

Two changes for Leicester with Harvey Barnes and Ademola Lookman on for Iheanacho and Amartey.

That will bring a change of formation for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:35


HALF TIME: Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

It looks like there will be a couple of Leicester changes at the break. Second half coming up shortly!

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:33


HALF TIME: Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

How close is Emile Smith Rowe getting to that England call up?

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 13:33


HALF TIME: Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

A half of two halves, in some ways, although that was a very impressive opening period from Mikel Arteta’s side. They flew out of the traps at the King Power and were dominant with and without the ball, and took a two-goal lead inside 15 minutes thanks to two prevailing trends of their recent resurgence: set-piece goals and Emile Smith Rowe.

Arsenal have looked pretty solid defensively in general play, but it took two outstanding saves from Ramsdale to keep Leicester at bay, first from Iheanacho and then from Maddison. If anything, despite their impressive overall play, the performance of Ramsdale is what has got every talking at the break!

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


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