Sanchez off the mark but Arsenal can't make the most of possession and chances against Leicester

Leicester City 1 - 1 Arsenal

  • 20" Alexis Sánchez
  • 22" Leonardo Ulloa

Ref: Anthony Taylor
Attendance: 31,535

Leicester City

Arsenal drew 1-1 with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium today as the Gunners failed to take advantage of their dominance.

The Gunners travelled to Leicester in search of three points after last weekend's 2-2 draw with Everton, but headed back to North London with just the one point following a 1-1 draw with the newly promoted Foxes.

Manager Arsene Wenger went for a 4-2-3-1 system this time as Yaya Sanogo led the line, with Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez supporting him from attacking midfield positions.

And it was Chilean international Sanchez who gave them the lead, turning the ball into an unguarded net after Sanogo had broken the offside trap. It was Sanchez's first Premier League goal for the Gunners since his £32m move from Barcelona earlier this summer, following up from his first goal for the club against Besiktas in the Champions League qualifying tie in midweek.

However, Arsenal couldn't hang on to their lead for long as Leicester's record signing Leonardo Ulloa set about repaying some of his £8m transfer fee with a great header at the back post to bring Nigel Pearson's side level. The Argentine joined from Brighton this summer and having scored against Everton on the opening day, the 28-year-old is becoming a dangerous striker for the Foxes.

Arsenal went on to bombard the Leicester goal from that point on, with almost 70% of possession and a whopping 33 shots on goal - but only nine were on target as they failed to break Leicester down, leaving them with a point.

The result leaves Arsenal down in seventh place, whilst Leicester move up to 15th having picked up their second point of the season.

Statistics

Leicester City

Arsenal

Possession

31.7%
68.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Leicester City

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Ritchie de Laet
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Liam Moore
  • Wes Morgan
  • Dean Hammond
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Andy King
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Leonardo Ulloa
  • David Nugent

Substitutes

  • Jamie Vardy
  • Marcin Wasilewski
  • Ben Hamer
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • Esteban Cambiasso
  • Chris Wood
  • Marc Albrighton

Arsenal

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Mathieu Debuchy
  • Mesut Özil
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Yaya Sanogo

Substitutes

  • Jack Wilshere
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Damián Martinez
  • Joel Campbell
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Calum Chambers
  • Lukas Podolski

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