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EPL: Arsenal beat Leicester 3-1 at King Power Stadium

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Arsenal secured a 3-1 comback victory over Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday at the King Power Stadium.

Mikel Marteta kept inform Bukayo Saka and skipper, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, on the bench to give Alexandre Lacazette and Brazillian winger, Willian a start against the Foxes.

The home side drew the first blood six minutes into the game after Youri Tielemans was allowed to run freely into the Arsenal box from the left flank before sending a low drive to the right angle to beat Leno.

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Tielemans almost turned villain moments late after appearing to have tripped Nicolas Pepe in the Leicester box and the referee awarded a penalty but after a lengthy check by the VAR, it was ruled out for a freekick at the edge of the box.

Bernd Leno did his best to keep the north Londoners in the game by denying Harvey Barnes the chance to make it 2-0 with a powerful but direct shot parried to safety.

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David Luiz drew Arsenal level in the 40th minute after heading in a well-taken setpiece from a freekick taken by Willian.

Arsenal was presented with an opportunity to go ahead with a penalty after Wilfred Ndidi was penalised for a handball on the box following a VAR review.

Lacazette made the most of the chance to take the visitors 2-1 ahead a few minutes before half time by sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way to get his first goal in six games.

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The Gunners further acscert dominance of the gave seven minutes into the second half when Nicolas Pépé made it 3-1 with a tap-in after Willian put the ball beyond Schmeichel.

Leicester remain third on the table after missing out on the chance to go second ahead of Manchester United who play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge later today.

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