Arsenal Stage Another Remarkable Comeback After Athens Trip

Just three days after the trip to Athens to face Benfica in the return leg of the Europa League last-32, Arsenal were again on the road to battle it out with Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.

The lunchtime fixture was similar to that of Thursday night in that we had to stage comebacks to attain favourable results on both occasions.

The tiring trip to Athens meant that Mikel Arteta would need to do a shuffle in the squad which he did but the introduction of fresh legs could not prevent us from an early blow.

The visitors were able to take the lead in just six minutes from kickoff when Tielemans Youri snatched the ball from the flanks before racing on unmarked and he had all the space to slot into the bottom corner.

Our response to the setback was swift as we pushed on. We had expected that we would equalise from the spot when Nicolas Pepe was tripped but VAR waved off the penalty call since footage showed that it was outside the box.

We took great control of the possession, pushing Leicester to their own half. Pepe could not connect well with Kieran Tierney's cross and Willian also sent a shot wide.

The Brazillian later provided an assist via a curling freekick that David Luiz headed into the net to place us on level terms.

It was a marvelous day for Willian as he still went on to supply Pepe with the ball but when the Ivorian attempted a shot, Wilfred Ndidi handled it. The penalty was given and well converted by Alexandre Lacazette. That put us in front prior to the break.

Our composure stretched on into the second half where we extended our lead following good work from Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard and Nicolas Pepe before the latter was picked out bu Willian for him to tap one in.

Other chances came in through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Tierney but the 3-1 scoreline was just enough to give us all three points on the day.

Our next stop will be at our home as we lock horns with Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday 

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