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Arsenal move up to 10th with comeback rout of Leicester


It was a superb display from Arsenal at the King Power from the Gunners, who turned the first half on its head after falling behind to Youri Tielemans’ early strike. David Luiz and an Alexandre Lacazette penalty sent them in ahead at half-time, and Nicolas Pepe was well worth his goal to make the points safe.

The trio of David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe were on target as Arsenal came from a goal down to beat Leicester City 3-1 at King Power Stadium.

Youri Tielemans put Leicester ahead on six minutes when he surged forward and fired past Bernd Leno into the far corner.

Arsenal levelled on 39 minutes when David Luiz headed in Willian’s well-worked free-kick.

The visitors took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Lacazette’s penalty, awarded after Wilfred Ndidi’s handball.

Leicester lost Harvey Barnes to injury six minutes into the second half and later lost Jonny Evans too.

The Gunners sealed their win on 52 minutes when Pepe tapped into an empty net from Willan’s cutback.

Arsenal rise to tenth with 37 points, two behind Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.

Leicester miss the chance to move up to second place. They are on 49 points, behind Manchester United on goal difference.