Leicester 1 Arsenal 1: Player ratings as Alexis Sanchez gets off the mark

Leicester 1 Arsenal 1: Player ratings as the Gunners are held to a battling draw by the newly-promoted side

By Daniel Jolly
Leicester
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Arsenal
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Leicester City

Kasper Schmeichel Made a crucial save to deny Sanogo. Looked to get his side moving with quick distribution. 5/10

Ritchie De Laet Offered useful attacking outlet on a number of occasions in tireless performance. 6

Liam Moore Mature display from the youngster as he didn’t put a foot wrong. 5

Wes Morgan (man of the match) Skipper led by example as he proved to be the rock at the heart of the home backline with vital blocks. 8

Paul Konchesky Veteran full-back put in solid display as he comfortably dealt with everything thrown at him. 6

Riyad Mahrez Algerian winger looked lively throughout as his skillful and direct dribbling forced defenders onto the back foot. 6

Andy King Welsh international showed neat touches and never shied away from trying to make runs into the penalty area. 5

Dean Hammond Keen to make his mark but was guilty of giving away needless fouls. 5

Jeffrey Schlupp Pacey Ghanian caused problems for the opposition on the left-hand side. Superb cross set up equaliser. 7

Leonardo Ulloa Impressive display from the record signing as his strength troubled the visiting defence. Bullet header levelled the scores and means he has now scored in successive games against the Gunners after netting on his Brighton debut in 2013. 7

David Nugent – Unsung hero of the Foxes frontline and he was the epitome of their hard-working philosophy. Regularly dropped deep to provide an option. 6

Substitutes:

Marc Albrighton Didn’t make an impact. 4

Jamie Vardy – Denied a fairytale beginning to his Premier League career as he forced Szczesny produced sharp stop in impressive cameo. May prove to be a useful squad player for Nigel Pearson. 6

Danny Drinkwater Former Manchester United youngster helped to tighten up the game and secure a much-deserved point. 5

Arsenal

Wojciech Szczesny Rarely tested but showed decisiveness to claim a number of aerial deliveries from the hosts. 6

Mathieu Debuchy The Frenchman proved to be effective in both thirds of the pitch as he wasn’t afraid to make inroads into advanced areas. 5

Per Mertesacker Typically solid showing from the giant German stopper. 6

Laurent Koscielny Came off worse after early clash of heads and was at fault for Leicester’s opener after allowing striker to beat him in the air. Substituted. 4

Nacho Monreal Always willing to get forward to provide support for Sanchez but looked vulnerable in defensive areas. 5

Mathieu Flamini Proved to be a useful shield in front of the back four as he broke up play and got attacks going from deep positions. 7

Aaron Ramsey Former Cardiff midfielder was employed in a deeper role. Made to work hard in intriguing midfield battle. 6

Santi Cazorla Neat scoop pass eventually led to Sanchez scoring but he didn’t produce anything else. 5

Alexis Sanchez Chilean winger showed glimpses of talent and illustrated a predatory instinct as he reacted quickest to net the opener. Became the 100th different PL goalscorer for the Gunners. 6

Yaya Sanogo Striker couldn’t make any notable contribution to the game in the final third. Maiden senior goal in English football still eludes him. 5

Mesut Ozil Yet another no-show from the German international as he failed to make his mark in wide role. 4

Substitutes

Calum Chambers Called into action after 26th minute after Koscielny injury and looked composed for majority of game. 5

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Didn’t have time to stamp authority on proceedings. Worrying signs for Roy Hodgson as he limped off at end of game. 4

Lukas Podolski No impact from the experienced forward. 4

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