Arsenal regained a five-point lead in the Premier League title race as they edged Leicester City with a 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.Gabriel Martinelli scored the game’s only goal a minute into the second half to open up a five-point gap on second-placed Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta’s side have recovered with two straight victories following a four match winless run earlier this month.
Arsenal, who were captained by Oleksandr Zinchenko as a mark of respect on the first anniversary of Ukraine’s conflict with Russia, thought they had opened the scoring on 28 minutes through Leandro Trossard.
However, a VAR check ruled the goal out as it found Ben White fouled goalkeeper Danny Ward before Trossard dispatched his strike into the top cornerThe Premier League leaders weren’t to be denied and opened the scoring on 46 minutes through Martinelli.
Trossard played a neat ball through to the Brazil international, who controlled and slotted past Ward.
The 21-year-old, who also scored in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Aston Villa last week, was caught by Wilfred Ndidi upon releasing his shot and couldn’t celebrate due to injury.
City will look to close the gap on Arsenal as they face Bournemouth later on Saturday.