Leicester City 1 Arsenal 1
( Ulloa 22, Sanchez 20 )

After the point at Goodison Park, came the point at Leicester. Two away Premiership games and two points won may not suggest Arsenal’s real intent, but having taken the lead here through Alexis Sanchez’s first Premiership goal, the Gunners were immediately pegged back when Leonardo Ulloa’s powerful header had the beating of Wojciech Szczesny. Coming at a time when Laurent Koscielny had suffered with a head injury after a clash of heads with Jeff Schlupp, the home side were intelligent enough to suspect an aerial weakness from the France defender and levelled accordingly.

Ulloa could have won the game for the Foxes, but Szczesny was able to spread himself to block the chance after the striker threatened late in the second half.

Arsene Wenger rued the loss of another two points, but acknowledged that they had been in a tough fight.” We lost two points but we have to respect the performance of Leicester and be realistic – we could have lost the game in the end. Our game was not quick enough, not sharp enough, not simple enough. We had plenty of opportunities but didn’t look like we could finish the game off. Leicester fought and had a real cup game. We had a good spirit but lacked the creative side of our game.

“They defended well but we lacked the finishing aspect and sharpness. We had two difficult weeks with three away games at Besiktas, Everton and here. It was a very demanding game on Wednesday night so overall you could expect we were a bit less fresh. We still could have won the game if we had not conceded the goal after the injury to Koscielny. If he wasn’t injured we would not have conceded the goal.
on taking Koscielny off.”

Things started brightly for the Gunners who took the lead after 20 minutes. Santi Cazorla lofted the ball which Yaya Sanogo stretched to, but miscued his effort, but there was Sanchez to slot home from eight yards.

With Koscielny returning to the pitch with a distinctive blue bandage covering, Schlupp sent over a left sided cross which Ulloa headed back the way it came an past Szczesny.

Koscielny was replaced by Calum Chambers after 26 minutes, but Leicester are a good defensive unite under the guidance of skipper Wes Morgan, and a below par Arsenal offence was the rarely to trouble the home side from then on in. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was left clutching his calf at the final whistle and Wenger was left to count the injury cost of a thought afternoon in the East Midlands, and was also made to defend his decision to allow Koscielny to continue.

“That was the medical opinion. After that he asked to come off. He continued to bleed a little bit and didn’t feel comfortable moving. He was not concussed, he was open on the top of his head. He didn’t feel comfortable to head the ball after that.
on why he took Koscielny off…he asked to come off because he continued to bleed a little bit and he didn’t feel comfortable moving.

The Arsenal manager refused to be drawn on new arrivals at the Emirates, but judging by his side here, a quality striker and defensive midfielder should be high in the Gunners’ list.