Leicester 1-3 Arsenal: PLAYER RATINGS

Arsenal boosted their European hopes with an impressive 3-1 win over Leicester City, but who impressed for Mikel Arteta's men at the King Power?

Leicester 1-3 Arsenal: PLAYER RATINGS

Willian shone against Leicester. CREDIT: OFFSIDE

Bernd Leno - 6.5 - Had little to do on a quiet afternoon between the sticks.

Cedric Soares - 7 - Got forward well in support of Pepe, providing the width when the winger drifted inside. The full-back also did his defensive work well.

David Luiz - 8 - Got the all-important equaliser which swang the momentum Arsenal's way. The Brazilian's defensive work was superb too, making a number of vital blocks and interceptions, all while keeping Jamie Vardy quiet.

Pablo Mari - 6.5 - Endured a rocky start when he failed to close down Youri Tielemans for the Leicester opener, but recovered with a solid display at the back.

Kieran Tierney - 7 - Another fine performance from the Scot, defending well and bombing forward at every opportunity.

Mohamed Elneny - 6.5 - Composed, assured and full of energy in the middle of the park.

Granit Xhaka - 7.5 - Dictated the game with the ball and was combative without it, Xhaka put in a fine display at the King Power.

Nicolas Pepe - 8 - The Ivorian is delight to watch when he's in the mood. Pepe ran poor Luke Thomas absolutely ragged in the first half and then caused Ricardo Pereira plenty of problems after the break, capping a good afternoon's work with a goal and an assist.

Emile Smith Rowe - 6 - Picked up some dangerous positions before being forced off with an injury late in the first half. The Gunners will be hoping the problem is nothing too serious.

Willian - 8.5 - After a torrid Arsenal career thus far, the Brazilian looks rejuvenated, putting in his best Gunners display since his debut. Lively and effective in the final third, he laid on two goals, clipping in an inviting ball for Luiz to head home before cleverly squaring for Pepe to make it 3-1.

Alexandre Lacazette - 7 - Captained the side and led the line well, helping to bring his fellow attackers into the game with effective hold-up play. The Frenchman also emphatically smashed the Gunners ahead from the penalty spot just before the break.

Substitutes

Martin Odegaard - 6.5 - Linked play well after replacing Smith Rowe, with his clever flick keeping the move alive just before Arsenal netted their third goal of the afternoon.

Thomas Partey - 6.5 - Helped close the game out for the Gunners in the closing stages.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang - 6.5 - Came on late and looked to cause Leicester problems.


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