Arsenal 1 Leicester City 1: Can the Gunners still qualify for the Champions League?

Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka

Arsenal 1 Leicester City 1: Can the Gunners still qualify for the Champions League?

Arsenal played out a 1-1 draw with Leicester City in a Premier League encounter played on Tuesday, July 7th.

The game had massive consequences for the fight for Champions League football next season.

The Gunners needed a win and went in front as early as the 21st minute when Bukayo Saka provided a delicious ball to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gunners maintained the lead to the halftime break and needed the win to increase their Champions League aspirations.

The Gunners, however, suffered a blow in the 75th minute as Edward Nketiah who came in for Alexandre Lacazette four minutes earlier was sent off given a straight red card by Chris Kavanagh.

With a numerical advantage, Leicester City found an equalizer when Jamie Vardy converted a ball through to him by Demarai Gray in the 84th minute.

Arsenal held on for a point despite late pressure from Leicester City. The result however is not favorable for both teams in their hopes for Champions League football next season.

With Chelsea securing a win earlier and Manchester United to play later, Leicester City may drop out of the top four while Arsenal are still seventh.

Watch highlights of Arsenal vs Leicester City below

 

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