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Elneny benched in Arsenal’s win over Leicester City

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Posted on February 14, 2016

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Egypt international midfielder watched Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Leicester City in the gameweek 26 of the league from the bench.

The Gunners sealed an important three points against the league leaders Leicester City to reduce the point gap to two points.

The first half saw the Gunners pushing forward in an attempt to score an early goal, creating numerous chances but without any outcome.

As time went on, Leicester City started getting back into the game, with Jamie Vardy earning a penalty towards the end of the first half after a foul by Nacho Monreal. Vardy converted the ball to open the scoring and give Leicester a 1-0 lead.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, Leicester City’s Danny Simpson was sent off for a second yellow card, after he tugged the arm of Olivier Giroud. Arsenal had already made two substitutions, bringing on Chambers and Walcott instead of Koscielny and Coquelin.

After too much pressure from Arsenal, substitute Theo Walcott latched onto an assist from Giroud, before dispatching a superb finish, making it 1-1.

In the 83rd minute, Arsenal made their third substitution, with Welbeck coming on to replace Chamberlain.

As the match was coming to an end, Danny Welbeck scored a winner for Arsenal and completed their comeback in the last minute of added time. Substitute Welbeck headed Ozil’s free-kick into the goal, making it 2-1 for the Gunners.

Welbeck’s goal allowed Arsenal to seal an important three points to boost their title chances.

Elneny was an unused substitution in Arsenal’s victory over Leicester. However, the 23-year-old midfielder is likely to start against Hull City in the FA Cup on Saturday, as Francis Coquelin received his fifth yellow card and won’t be eligible to play against Hull City.

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