By Ekene Dike
Arsenal’s flawless start of the season continued as they ran out 2-0 winners against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the third round of the EFL Cup.
The clash between two of the Premier League’s heavyweights was a hard one to call before the game began, however it was Mikel Arteta’s evolving side that had a reason to rejoice.
A goalless first half forced both sides to break the deadlock in the second half. Finally, Nicolas Pepe’s shot which was pushed away by Ward who was Leicester’s goalkeeper for the night only for it to come off Christian Fuchs and roll into the post in the 59th minute.
Leicester City made efforts to get an equalizer, but they fell short of luck. They were staring at the possibility of a fourth round exit as the clock ticked.
Eddie Nketiah sealed the win for the Gunners in the 90th minute. Hector Bellerin’s fresh legs after coming on as a substitute wreaked havoc in the Leicester defense, making him to cross the ball low into the box. Daniel Amartey failed to clear the danger and the roaring Nketiah was there to make the most of the mistake.
Arsenal will face defending champions Liverpool in the Premier League for their next game which will hold at Anfield