Exhilarating encounter with Leicester City today, as Arsenal came out on top of a high scoring 5-2 affair. It was end to end stuff, and Arsenal had to come back from a 1-0 deficit to hold off a plucky Leicester outfit. The Foxes came into the math undefeated and high in spirits, and it showed early on when Jamie Vardy put the host ahead. A quick fire response from Theo Walcott followed by a breathtaking hat trick from in form again Alexis Sanchez saw Arsenal storm into a commanding lead before substitute Olivier Giroud cancelled out Vardy’s second later in the game.
There was much to take away from today’s performance, not just for Sanchez return to glory but for Arsenal’s resilient spirit and sharp attacking play. Arsenal looked flat and bereft of ideas at some stages of this season, with an apparent shortage of goals causing concern for some sectors of fans. Wenger’s army looked to have put them far beyond them today, and hope to continue that form into the season ahead. Have a look at three things today’s victory showed us.