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Leicester City 3-1 Arsenal; Why Statistics speak volumes about how exactly the game went

Leicester City, Leicester City Vs Arsenal, Leicester, Vardy

The Gunners lost 3-1 to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium as Arsene Wenger reign at the club comes to an end in the next few days. The home side put in a brilliant shift as Arsenal’s away record was yet again under scrutiny and severe questioning.

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However, Aubameyang was gracious enough to find Arsenal the equalizer but the London side could not build on the momentum at that point in the game.

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Leicester got further goals from the title-winning duo Jamie Vardy (Penalty) and (individual brilliance) Riyad Mahrez as they secured a 3-1 home win.

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This leaves Arsenal with the chance to turn the screw away from home when they take on Premier League side Huddersfield Town which sealed a place in the top flight with a point against Chelsea.

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On this note we take a look at some features and match statistics as regards to this game.

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Full statistics

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Shots on target

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10(Leicester City)                                                                                          (Arsenal) 7

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The home side was able to muster about 10 shots on goal as compared to 7 shots by the visitors Arsenal.

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This was evident as Kelechi Iheanacho tested the Arsenal goal couple of time (though some of his efforts were originally blocked) before he found the back of the net following an assist from Diakite’s header.

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Shots off Target

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7(Leicester City)                                                                                            (Arsenal) 5

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The Gunners were outshined here statistically as Leicester City won the match 3-1.

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Despite the attacking talent of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette coupled with intelligent passes laid by forward Alex Iwobi the Gunners were undone as Leicester showed enough fire power and desire to get the better of Arsenal in the course of the contest.

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Possession

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40(Leicester City)                                                                                         (Arsenal) 60

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The Gunners dominated the match no doubt thanks to Arsenal and Arsene Wenger’s ball playing football philosophy.

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The likes of Granit Xhaka, Jack Wilshere and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were in action thus bossing proceedings from the middle.

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However, Arsenal’s midfield display failed to save the day for the visitors as they lost to Leicester City that had less possession of the ball with a 40% ratio in the game.

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Corners

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6(Leicester City)                                                                                            (Arsenal) 6

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The Gunners had 6 corner-kicks in the match the same as the host Leicester City. This was due to the stiff competition between the two sides in the course of the 90 minutes.

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Both sides put the opposing defence under pressure and the resultant effect led to 12 corner-kicks in the game as both teams(Leicester City and Arsenal) shared 6 corner-kick a piece in the course of the match.

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Offside

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6(Leicester City)                                                                                            (Arsenal) 1

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The Gunners showed great discipline here as they were caught in an offside position once during the game.

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Unlike Arsenal Leicester City were called offside 6 times in the match as the King Power Stadium cheered their side to victory by all means in the entire 90 minutes contest.

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Fouls

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(Leicester City)                                                                                               (Arsenal) 1

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The statistics showed how physical and ruthless with which the home side went about their business in the game. Arsenal committed just two fouls as compared to host Leicester that cumulated about 7 fouls in the entire contest.

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This was evident as the host had less of the ball as Leicester sought to stifle the ball possession out from Arsenal that had 60% of the possession in the match.

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Yellow Cards

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2(Leicester City)                                                                                            (Arsenal) 2

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Both sides had 2 Yellow cards in the match as the central referee moderated the intense encounter to an extent.

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The duo of Rob Holding and Granit Xhaka were booked for Arsenal in the 75th and 77th minute of the match respectively.

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Leicester City duo Danny Simpson and goal scorer Riyad Mahrez were issued a yellow card in the 78th and 85th minute of the game respectively.

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Red Card

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(Leicester City)                                                                                              (Arsenal) 1

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A rare occurrence in the match saw Arsenal’s Greece defender Konstantinos Mavropanos shown a red card in the match.

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Despite Leicester’s high ratio of fouls committed, it was Mavropanos that was dismissed after he pulled down Kelechi Iheanacho in the danger area when he lost the possession of the ball to the striker as he was the last man in the Arsenal defence line.

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Obiweluozo Martins
A professional sportswriter who combs around the world for football matches. I follow the major leagues in Europe and of course the Champions League. I'm also a lover of International football as well as watching the beautiful game from all around the world with an eye on the youth game.

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