Mesut Ozil inspires spectacular Arsenal comeback against Leicester

Arsenal came from behind to down Leicester in fantastic fashion and extend the Gunner’s win streak under Unai Emery to ten games.

The Gunners started slow and the atmosphere at The Emirates was very flat as Leicester launched wave after wave of attacks at the Arsenal defence who have made a habit of starting on the back foot this season. After 30 minutes the Foxes finally managed to take advantage when Ben Chilwell’s driven ball across the face of goal was inadvertently redirected by Hector Bellerin into his own net. 

Only then did Arsenal finally take a foothold on the game with the crowd roused by the deficit and on the stroke of half-time, Ozil finished a one-two with Bellerin with an almost slow-motion pass onto the inside of the post and in. 

After the break, the Gunners maintained the revived vigour sparked by the goal as has become a mainstay under Emery this season. He introduced Aubameyang and just minutes after coming on the Gabonese striker found himself on the end of a routine tap-in, again after a lovely interchange between Bellerin and Ozil. 

The final blow and comfortable cushion was snatched second later almost immediately from the restart as again Aubameyang found the tap-in after a lovely weight ball from the critic-defying German who many had speculated may miss out on a starting position this evening. 

From therein the Arsenal supporters only complaints could be that they didn’t add more to their total and they remain just two points of the lead in the Premier League title race.

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Some match facts for you now:

Arsenal have never lost a home Premier League match against Leicester City, winning the last 11. A win tonight means they would become the first club to win 50 top-flight meetings with the Foxes.

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Arsenal head coach Unai Emery: “I think we need to improve a lot. Our demands need to be very high. The supporters can enjoy it with us but also we’re speaking with our reality every day.

“We need to improve because, for example, the match against Fulham was a very good result and a very good game for 90 minutes. But in the first 45 minutes I thought we needed to do better.”

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