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Rio Ferdinand outlines key quality Arsenal duo showed against Leicester

Rio Ferdinand outlines key quality Arsenal duo showed against Leicester

Arsenal up to 6th

Arsenal and Leicester City would go head-to-head at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Gunners headed into the game on a fine run of form, but were set to face perhaps their toughest opponent since a resurgence following the September international break.

This, though, did not stop Mikel Arteta’s side from securing a 2-0 lead at the King Power before the break, thanks to efforts from Gabriel and Emile Smith Rowe:

Leicester would eventually grow into the tie, and did cause Arsenal some issues, especially in the second 45.

However, a world-class display on the part of Aaron Ramsdale ensured that the Foxes could not find a breakthrough.

And, when all was said and done, said victory would move Arsenal up to 6th in the Premier League table, just three points behind 3rd place Manchester City at present.

What Lacazette and Aubameyang showed against Leicester

Now, following Arsenal’s win over Leicester, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has been discussing the Gunners.

When doing so, Ferdinand opted to single out two stars in particular for praise.

Those players were Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who Ferdinand stated showed leadership against the Foxes:

“There was an element of control about it there for the first 25-30 minutes.

“What I liked about the team was I saw a humbleness in Aubameyang and Lacazette in the way that they played. They got back into a system.

“Again, they got back into a structure and they played for that team and led by example. I think they’ve lacked that leadership on the pitch when I’ve watched them at times and them two for me showed that in that game.”

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6