Martinelli goal gives Arsenal narrow win


Gabriel Martinelli’s winner was his ninth goal of the Premier League season

Gabriel Martinelli’s goal was enough to help Arsenal extend their lead at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Leicester City.

The Brazilian struck in the first minute of the second half, latching on to a deft pass from Leandro Trossard to roll his shot past Danny Ward.

Trossard had a fine first-half goal disallowed after Arsenal’s Ben White held Ward in the build-up.

Arsenal lead Manchester City by five points before Pep Guardiola’s side face Bournemouth in Saturday’s 17:30 GMT kick-off.

Leicester, who remain 14th, were lacklustre although Kelechi Iheanacho had a goal flagged for offside shortly after Trossard’s disallowed effort and Anthony Dewsbury-Hall curled a shot just wide in the second half.

Following their second consecutive away win, the Gunners are next in action when they host Everton on Wednesday.

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Leicester City

  1. Squad number1Player nameWard

  2. Squad number27Player nameCastagne

  3. Squad number15Player nameSouttar

  4. Squad number3Player nameFaes

  5. Squad number16Player nameKristiansen

  6. Squad number26Player namePraet

  7. Squad number25Player nameNdidi

  8. Squad number22Player nameDewsbury-Hall

  9. Squad number37Player nameTetê

  10. Squad number14Player nameIheanacho

  11. Squad number7Player nameBarnes

  1. Squad number8Player nameTielemans

  2. Squad number9Player nameVardy

  3. Squad number20Player nameDaka

  4. Squad number21Player nameRicardo Pereira

  5. Squad number42Player nameSoumaré

Arsenal

  1. Squad number5Player namePartey
  2. Squad number14Player nameNketiah
  3. Squad number18Player nameTomiyasu

Line-ups

Leicester

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ward
  • 27CastagneSubstituted forRicardo Pereiraat 85′minutes
  • 15Souttar
  • 3Faes
  • 16Kristiansen
  • 26PraetSubstituted forDakaat 77′minutes
  • 25NdidiSubstituted forSoumaréat 77′minutes
  • 22Dewsbury-Hall
  • 37TetêSubstituted forTielemansat 62′minutes
  • 14IheanachoSubstituted forVardyat 62′minutes
  • 7Barnes

Substitutes

  • 8Tielemans
  • 9Vardy
  • 18Amartey
  • 20Daka
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 24Mendy
  • 31Iversen
  • 33Thomas
  • 42Soumaré

Arsenal

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 4White
  • 12Saliba
  • 6Gabriel
  • 35ZinchenkoSubstituted forTomiyasuat 90+3′minutes
  • 8ØdegaardSubstituted forParteyat 84′minutes
  • 20Jorginho
  • 34Xhaka
  • 7Saka
  • 19TrossardSubstituted forNketiahat 70′minutes
  • 11MartinelliBooked at 38mins

Substitutes

  • 3Tierney
  • 5Partey
  • 10Smith Rowe
  • 14Nketiah
  • 15Kiwior
  • 16Holding
  • 18Tomiyasu
  • 21Fábio Vieira
  • 30Turner

Referee:
Craig Pawson

Attendance:
32,227

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