Leicester’s pursuit of Premier League leaders Manchester City suffered another blow as Arsenal came from behind to beat them 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.
Things had started well for the hosts, as Youri Tielemens was allowed to run freely down the right flank before firing a low shot into the far corner in the sixth minute.
Afterwards, Arsenal came into the game with better, stronger and determined not to be dampened by the early Leicester goal.
They took control of the game with great attacking intent, enthusiasm and far better fluency than the home side.
David Luiz scored the equaliser for the Gunners, finding space in the box to head in from Willian’s free-kick.
With Arsenal rejuvenated, France international, Alexandre Lacazette scored the second of the day to put them ahead after the video assistant referee (VAR) confirmed that Wilfred Ndidi had used his hand to block Nicolas Pepe’s shot in the box.
Ivory Coast forward, Pepe nicked the third goal, tapping into a yawning net after Willian’s pass was deflected his way.
It was a disappointing afternoon for the Foxes, as they saw their inform winger Harvey Barnes carried off on a stretcher to add to their long list of injury issues.
According to BBC, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta rested a number of key players on Sunday, including Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, though the Gabonese was introduced later on for a cameo.
It was a refreshingly fine game for Arsenal but the victory came at a cost as inform Emile Smith-Rowe had to leave the field injured in the first half.
This was the 6th home defeat for the Foxes, leaving them 13 points adrift of top-placed Manchester City, at third spot, with 49 points.
Arsenal on the other hand, occupy the 10th position on the log with 37 points.
Leicester plays Burnley next on Wednesday while Arsenal too, ironically will be playing against the same opponents but on Saturday.