The slow build of Arsenal's fixture list increases this week as the Gunners begin their domestic cup commitments away to Leicester City. The next round of Premier League fixtures could hardly be more daunting for these two teams. Christian Fuchs' second-half own goal gave the Gunners the lead and Eddie Nketiah bundled home in stoppage time to add gloss to the victory for a Mikel Arteta's side that once again did not include Mesut Ozil. Arsenal are making another change as Bellerin is coming on to replace Saka. Nelson should have done better on the half-hour mark when his shot drifted wide of the post, while Arsenal also wanted a penalty just before that when Bukayo Saka went down. Could never imagine Arsenal beating Leicester away under Emery or Newcastle scoring seven against anyone under Benitez. Arteta on Ozil and why the World Cup winner had fallen out of favour: "The team is evolving, you can see the level they are achieving. Leicester City have been knocked out in the first round of their Carabao Cup campaign for the first time since the 2016-17 season, as they fell victim to wholesale changes against a strong Arsenal … … Hussain: Should England rethink Bairstow decision? The decision looked likely to prove costly for Arsenal when James Maddison, making his first start since June, curled a delightful shot beyond Leno only to see it cannon back off the post. We need to keep maintaining that. The youngster was unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty when bundled to the ground by Amartey but he will settle with the win - and another display that enhanced his growing reputation at Arsenal and beyond. Arsenal will play Leicester City in the third round of the Carabao Cup next week and the draw that saw the gunners get this opponent received criticism from the gooners as they had hoped for a lower league club so that their young players would get a chance to impress. Arsenal will travel to the King Power Stadium in Leicester on Wednesday for the third round of the Carabao Cup. Into the next round – we keep pushing! ARSENAL will face Lincoln or Liverpool in the Carabao Cup fourth round after Eddie Nketiah made sure of victory at the King Power Stadium. @ghostgoal. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. ⚽️ @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/DEFaYgoviu, — Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) September 23, 2020. Leicester 0 Arsenal 2: Fuchs own goal and Nketiah prove difference as Gunners set up potential Liverpool Carabao Cup tie ... after Mikel Arteta’s … Last season’s semi-finalists made wholesale changes to face an Arsenal … "Of course I understand and I respect your questions but I have to try to do my job as fair as possible. Eddie Nketiah has scored in back-to-back games for Arsenal in all competitions for the second time, also doing so earlier this year against Everton and Portsmouth. 89. "We have a squad of 26 or 27 players at the minute and we cannot give game time to all of them. Arsenal vs Manchester City: Carabao Cup quarter-final preview. That was to be Leicester's final chance of the match, their hopes ending when sub Hector Bellerin skipped past a couple of challenges and crossed for Nketiah to force the ball home from close range in stoppage time. 85. The result maintains their strong start to the season and secures a possible trip to Anfield to face Liverpool if the Premier League champions can beat Lincoln City on Thursday. We are picking the players that we think are best for each game.". Every week we try to pick the right players. Arsenal are through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 win over Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Nketiah is in behind the Leicester backline, he lifts the ball over Ward and Morgan heads the ball off the line! 23/09/2020 - Leicester - Carabao Cup - Men - A. 73. Arsenal take the ball to the corner flag as they look to see the game out, then Nketiah realised there would be at least a couple more minutes to be played in additional time and passes the ball back to keep Arsenal ticking. Leicester City Klopp: My players have not changed overnight, BJ: Star-studded Nets faced with unwritten rule, Carra: Boring Newcastle are becoming a nothing club. Mikel Arteta: "We came here to win the game and we deserved to win the game. There were seven changes for Mikel Arteta from the team that beat West Ham with Bernd Leno, Rob Holding, Bukayo Saka and Sead Kolasinac keeping their place. View our online Press Pack. Leicester City crashed out of the Carabao Cup by a score of 2-0 at a rain-soaked King Power Stadium on Wednesday night. You can see that the players we are changing, we are using, it's very difficult every week not for Mesut but for some other players as well to make the squad. A Christian Fuchs own goal and a late strike by Eddie Nketiah doomed the Foxes to a one-and-done cup run after reaching the semi-finals the previous season. Not an entirely convincing win from Arteta's Arsenal, nonetheless they're through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup and they maintain their 100% start to the 2020-21 season. "We want to evolve more and to play better and to compete better. Switchboard 020 7619 5003. Arsenal beat Leicester City 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Willock turns his man 35 yards from goal, he sends an effort just wide of Ward's right post. Both Leicester and Arsenal have 100 per cent records in the Premier League this season but will now turn their focus to cup action when the two face off … Arsenal Football Club Highbury House 75 Drayton Park London, N5 1BU. Brendan Rodgers made 11 changes to the team that beat Burnley but his side still started brightly with Marc Albrighton doing brilliantly to carve out the game's first chance. 83. Five minutes for the home side to get an equaliser and send the game to penalties. Arsenal go into the Carabao Cup clash as slight favourites despite being away from home at 6/4 while Leicester are 19/10 and the draw is 9/4. Arteta's men found a breakthrough and he's happy about it. Poor decision making from Maitland-Niles, he waits too long to release the ball Pepe and the promising Arsenal attack breaks down. ", Brendan Rodgers: "If you are going to lose a game that is how I would want to lose a game. There were many positives. Rodgers introduced Ayoze Perez in the hope of salvaging the tie and the ploy nearly worked when he had a clear header from Albrighton's free-kick. Arsenal are through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 win over Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Leicester did not show enough urgency in the second half to fight their way back into the game. He played well and it was a worthwhile evening for him." Willian shows too much of the ball to Amartey and the right back sweeps the ball from underneath the wingers feet. Arsenal have been eliminated from six of their last eight League Cup quarter-finals, reaching the semi-final in 2010/11 and 2017/18 in this run. 76. This is where we are at the moment. Leicester: Ward (6), Amartey (6), Morgan (6), Fuchs (5), Thomas (6), Choudhury (7), Dewsbury-Hall (7), Albrighton (7), Maddison (7), Gray (7), Iheanacho (5). 90. 80. Leicester City crashed out of the third round of the Carabao Cup in a disappointing night at the King Power Stadium. Leicester were knocked out of the Carabao Cup third round stage after Christian Fuchs' own goal was added to by Eddie Nketiah on the stroke of full time to secure Arsenal a … Saka, playing on the left, was the stand-out player and Arteta was screaming for the referee to point to the spot only for him to see nothing wrong with Daniel Amartey's pressure. Play for free, entries by 3pm Saturday. After another impressive win for his young side, Arteta did not want to be answering questions about his decision to omit Ozil from the squad but there was no avoiding the topic of the German in the post-match press conference. A very determined run from Bellerin sees him feed the young Eddie Nketiah inside the Leicester penalty box, the forward made no mistake with the finish! For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). "A big plus from tonight was the minutes under his belt for James Maddison. Contact us. In the end, a direct run from Bellerin opened up the space to pass it to Nketiah who finished the tie off in the 90th minute. Do not miss your chance to scoop £1m for free in this week's Super 6 round. Arsenal: Leno (7), Holding (7), Luiz (7), Kolasinac (7), Maitland-Niles (7), Willock (7), Elneny (7), Saka (8), Pepe (7), Nketiah (7), Nelson (7). Man of the match: Bukayo Saka. The EFL Cup has traditionally been a tournament in which Arsenal blood the best and brightest of their academy but such has been the numerical depth of their squad in recent years that all but the most promising have missed out to first teamers. , Tune in for the final part of our #LeiArs reaction ☝️ pic.twitter.com/9NO5oCUZfx, — Leicester City (@LCFC) September 23, 2020. Leicester are clearly trying to swing the momentum in this game, they have 15 minutes to get back into the game. We are picking the players that we believe are the best for each game. With the playmaker now in the final year of his contract, it was put to Arteta that it is difficult to envisage Ozil playing another game for the club given that he has been left out of every squad so far this season. Website feedback You read correctly. The disappointment is that they were two scruffy goals that we lost to.". Instead, he put it wide of the post. Both the Gunners and the Foxes enter the competition late because of their participation in … Both matches are live on Sky Sports. September 23, 2020. September 23, 2020. Arsenal won 2-0 at Leicester to set up a Carabao Cup fourth-round tie against Liverpool or Lincoln Kolasinac won possession eight times tonight, more than any other Arsenal player. You can see we keep training, it's what we're trying to do. 87. Despite making wholesale changes to the team which … ... Arsenal beat Leicester 2-0 away from home in the 2nd round, following that up with a … On the balance of play, it … Arsenal face Leicester in Carabao Cup third-round tie Published September 6, 2020 Arsenal will square up against Leicester City in the third round tie of … For other inquiries, Contact Us. Brendan Rodgers made 11 changes to the Leicester team that beat Burnley at the weekend. ", Asked whether he understood that supporters are curious about the situation, Arteta added: "Of course, I understand and respect the question, guys, but I try to do my job as fair as possible.". ARSENAL will face Lincoln or Liverpool in the Carabao Cup fourth round after Eddie Nketiah made sure of victory at the King Power Stadium. There was lots of energy, lots of quality, and even though players were lacking minutes, there was cohesion. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. James Maddison returned to the starting line-up for his first start since June, while young midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall made his first start in a Leicester shirt. Benitez leaves Chinese club amid Covid concerns, Weir: King McGregor will want to finish Poirier early, Man City given huge FA Cup scare by Cheltenham, Reiss Nelson in action against Leicester in the Carabao Cup, Arsenal players celebrate taking the lead against Leicester in the Carabao Cup, Two channels for the price of one - 146 live PL games + EFL for just £18 p/m, We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey. Ceballos is replacing Willock, the shot moments ago was his last contribution tonight. After a successful start to the Premier League season, it’s time to switch gears to the League (Carabao) Cup. The urgency levels have gone up, all it takes is one chance. "The team is evolving and you can see the level they are achieving so this is where we are at the moment," said Arteta when asked about Ozil. Alex Runarsson and William Saliba were on the bench but there was no place in the squad for Mesut Ozil. 72. Christian Fuchs' own goal and Eddie Nketiah's late effort give Arsenal victory over Leicester and set up possible Liverpool clash in the Carabao Cup, Comment and Analysis Interview 'We're all under pressure, but good pressure' Pre-Match. "I'm really happy with the performance here, how difficult they're making things for the coaching staff to select the squad. Arsenal go through to the next round, they'll face either Liverpool or Lincoln. On Wednesday Arsenal travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester … Bernd Leno, preferred to new arrival Alex Runarsson, came off his line to save well from Kelechi Iheanacho at point-blank range after the Nigerian had been put clean through. Leicester 0-2 Arsenal commentary Re-live the best of the action after Arsenal knocked Leicester out of the Carabao Cup to go into the last 16. Arsenal have progressed past the third round of the League Cup in 17 of the last 18 seasons. Arsenal were soon into their stride, however, and created a string of openings at the other end with Reiss Nelson, looking to impress Arteta, firing off a series of long-range efforts. Match News; As It Happened; Teams; Chalkboard; Stats Centre; Post-Match. Carabao Cup Leicester 0-2 Arsenal, Fleetwood 2-5 Everton: Carabao Cup third round – as it happened Everton survived a scare before putting five past Fleetwood, … The two Premier League rivals will come head-to … Leicester travel to face Manchester City on Sunday, while Arsenal have an extra day of rest before taking on Premier League champions Liverpool at Anfield on Monday evening. Eddie Nketiah struck late again to secure the win for Arsenal, the young forward earned his start tonight after his goal scoring heroics which helped see off West Ham. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. I try to select the players that are, in my opinion, in better condition. We want to evolve more and play better and compete better. An own goal from Christian Fuchs had earlier put the Gunners ahead. 77. Post-Match Report Match report: Leicester 0-2 Arsenal. Arsenal will travel to Leicester City in the Carabao Cup third round, while Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United all face potentially tricky away ties … Both teams have made an impressive start to the Premier League season with two wins in two games and will look to build some momentum in the opening month in the domestic cup. ... Arsenal knock fellow Europa League side Leicester out of the Carabao Cup. Nicolas Pepe broke with purpose down the right and though Danny Ward palmed back the winger's cross, Pepe's follow-up shot came back off the post and was diverted into his own net by Fuchs. Arsenal to be without eight players for Leicester City Carabao Cup tie Manager Mikel Arteta could be left with something of a selection headache due to … Arsenal's hopes of yet another trip to Wembley go on. Subs: Praet (6), Perez (6) James Maddison got minutes under his belt. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Operating as left wing-back, Saka produced an eye-catching performance, threatening the Leicester defence with his raids. Goal scorer Nketiah didn't touch the ball an awful lot tonight, but he was in the right place when it mattered. Arsenal have drawn Leicester City away for the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup. Arsenal will be looking to maintain their perfect start to the 2020/21 season. Maddison wasted a more inviting chance in the early stages of the second half, blazing over after being fed nicely by the spritely Demarai Gray, and Arsenal made them pay soon after. Arsenal came close to doubling their lead when Nketiah lobbed the ball over Ward only for the backtracking Leicester captain Wes Morgan to clear the ball off the line. 80. The Gunners, who have already beaten Fulham and West Ham United in the Premier League, are back in action this evening as they face Leicester City in the Carabao Cup away from home. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. - Leicester City entertain Arsenal in the Carabao Cup at King Power Stadium on Wednesday (7:45pm kick-off) - The third round tie will be both sides' first fixture in this season's competition - Like the Foxes, Arsenal have won both of their opening Premier League matches Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Follow all the latest dealings from the Emirates, Newcastle ready to send Ritchie back to Bournemouth in swap deal for Billing, Newcastle to go for Howe if they axe Bruce but face opposition from Celtic, Arsenal set to miss out on Stoke star Collins as Burnley eye £10m defender, Solskjaer set to steal Upamecano from Klopp as Man Utd near £55m transfer, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Leicester are starting to press for an equaliser, they're chasing every last Arsenal player down looking to Winn back possession. Leicester have a free-kick deep inside Arsenal's half, a moment of magic could draw this game level. Last season's semi-finalists depart the competition. Carabao Cup Round 3. Leicester 0-2 Arsenal: Carabao Cup win for Gunners sets up possible Liverpool clash, Highlights from the Carabao Cup third round as Arsenal faced Leicester, Arteta: Auba has 'personal issue' to address. Subs: Willian (6), Ceballos (6), Bellerin (n/a) Goal scorer Eddie Nketiah took to Twitter after tonight's win. League Cup 434 Arsenal brought their winning form from the Premier League into the EFL Cup A Christian Fuchs own goal and Eddie Nketiah's poked finish gave Arsenal victory over Leicester … September 25, 2020 Leicester City vs Arsenal - Highlights Match Preview and prediction - Watch latest Carabao Cup results and statistics 78. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. "It is difficult for others as well who did not play in the Premier League and did not play tonight either," he replied. 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