Arsenal 2 Leicester 1 – Where do the two teams go from here?

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Arsenal stole a last gasp winner courtesy a goal from super-sub Danny Welbeck’s 95th minute header to enhance their chances of winning this season’s Premier League title.

Gunners came back from a goal down to beat the 10-man Leicester side, who fought with a man light for best part of last half-an-hour. The result may not have been a fair one, but matches like these go on to decide who ends up being crowned as the Champion.

The importance of Welbeck’s goal cannot be described in words. Perhaps the simplest explanation would be that had that goal not gone in, Gunners would be 5 points behind Claudio Ranieri’s men, instead, the gap between them now stands at only 2 points.

Arsenal 2 Leicester 1 – Where do they go from here?

What that win meant for Arsenal?

For Arsenal, the result was more than just victory or 3 points, it has given them a massive lifeline after recent run of poor results. The manner of victory was such that people have already started to write Leicester off and hand the Gunners their first title in 12 years.

However, it would be too premature to think that Leicester would just roll over and die without a fight. Arsenal have the momentum on their side and could very well go all the way, but they need to be mindful of those chasing them. If they do keep their guard up, we might see the famous-old Arsenal meltdown yet again.

What the defeat meant for Leicester?

Pretty hard blow to take for Leicester players and their fans. After playing some exciting football, they had to go on the defensive following that red card instance. Ranieri rightly pointed out that, had the game been 11 v 11, Leicester would have at least not lost the game.

And perhaps, he is right as the league leaders were not troubled by Arsenal until Simpson was sent off. However, they need to put the defeat behind them and look for their next fixtures. They are still leading the table and without a doubt, are one of the favorites to win the title this season.

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