Arsenal Fires 3 Goals Past Leicester City To Claim Top Four Spot In The EPL

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Mesut Ozil was at his playmaking best as Arsenal stormed back from a goal down to beat Leicester City 3-1 at the Emirates on Monday night.

Leicester had the better of the play early on and found a deserved opener in the 31st minute when Ben Chilwell’s cross from the left took a slight deflection off Hector Bellerin and found its way into the back of Bernd Leno’s net.

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Arsenal upped the tempo after conceding, though, and were level before the break after Ozil, named captain for the match, started and finished a slick team move with a first-time shot to make it 1-1 at the half.

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Ozil pulled the string for the hosts’ second just past the hour mark, playing a defence-splitting through ball to Bellerin who crossed for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to finish from close range to make it 2-1 Arsenal.

Minutes later, Arsenal would double the lead with Ozil again at the heart of the action with a dummy from a Bellerin pass opening up the Leicester back line and a deft outside-of-the-boot cross teeing up Aubameyang for the easiest of tap ins.

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The win moves Unai Emery’s team level on points with Chelsea and Tottenham in third place — ahead of Spurs, but behind the Blues on goal difference — in the Premier League table.

 

 

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