After their victory against Leicester, Arsenal reclaims the lead in the Premier League championship race.

After their victory against Leicester, Arsenal reclaims the lead in the Premier League championship race.

Arsenal defeated Leicester City 1-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday to retake a five-point lead in the Premier League standings.

A minute into the second half, Gabriel Martinelli scored the game’s lone goal to put his team five points ahead of second-place Manchester City. After a four-match losing streak earlier this month, Mikel Arteta’s team has bounced back with two consecutive wins.

“We increase support for and enthusiasm for the club. Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta remarked, “I had complete trust that the players could do it [come back from previous losses].

“It was about going back to the fundamentals, those little things that in the past had taken the fun out of playing games. In this league, not conceding and giving up opportunities is crucial.

Leandro Trossard scored what seemed to be the game’s opening goal for Arsenal on minute 28. Oleksandr Zinchenko served as the team’s captain out of respect for the first anniversary of the war between Ukraine and Russia. But, a VAR review determined that Ben White had fouled Danny Ward before Trossard sent his shot into the top corner.

Martinelli scored the game’s first goal for the Premier League leaders on minute 46.

The Brazil international controlled and slid the ball past Ward after Trossard provided a nice through pass to him. The 21-year-old was injured after being stopped by Wilfred Ndidi as he released his shot, which he also scored in last week’s 4-2 victory against Aston Villa for Arsenal.

Due to sickness, the home team was missing the crucial James Maddison in midfield and struggled to produce any shots on goal.

Brendan Rodgers, the coach of Leicester, said, “They were obviously better than us.” We weren’t fast enough with the ball because we were too slow when we had it. When we were in the last third, we were unable to complete the last pass. I believed they demonstrated why they are at the top of the league.

Even though Arsenal had the ball in the goal again only to have it disallowed for offside, the outcome might have been more comfortable. Still, they had no issue holding on to the win, keeping them on track to win the league for the first time in 19 years.

This season, Arsenal has won 10 of its 13 away league games, one more than the whole previous campaign. In any league season, it was the quickest they had ever gained 10 road victories.

When City plays Bournemouth later on Saturday, they’ll want to get closer to Arsenal.

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