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Leicester City 0-0 Arsenal: Player Ratings

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Neither Arsenal nor Leicester were able to find a way to goal
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Leicester City played out a goalless draw against Arsenal at the King Power stadium. It was a game which lacked attacking flair as both the teams struggled to trouble opposition's defences. A few stupendous saves from both the goalkeepers coupled with wayward shooting ensured that the scoreboard was left untroubled.

The draw means both the teams are locked in the bottom half of the table. Both the teams entered into the tie on the back of opening day defeats, are still looking for their first win of the season. Here are the player ratings from this stalemate in Leicester.

Leicester City

Peter Schmeichel – 8/10

The Danish stopper was really solid between the sticks. He also made few crucial saves which somehow kept Arsenal at bay.

Danny Simpson – 7/10

Simpson was impeccable with his positioning as he evened the odds against the pacey duo of Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Robert Huth – 7/10

The German defender showed exactly why he was missed at Hull last week. Solid, hard tackling and no-nonsense in his approach. It was a good return for him post the suspension.

Wes Morgan – 7/10

Leicester's captain looked at ease against puny Alexis Sanchez. He was rarely troubled by the Chilean and looked in complete control for almost the entire game.

Christian Fuchs- 6.5/10

Fuchs did well against the pace and trickery of the Arsenal wingers with a fair share of risks. It was the inability of Arsenal's wide men to capitalize the acres of space left by the buccaneering Swiss fullback.

Riyad Mahrez – 6/10

For all his tricks and flicks, Mahrez lacked accuracy in his passing, especially in the final third. It was a performance full of style but devoid of any substance.

Danny Drinkwater
Danny Drinkwater had another soled game at the middle of the park

Danny Drinkwater – 7/10

He was a perfect midfield dynamo for Ranieri's men today. He substantially improved on his redistribution in comparison to last week. Albeit he could've done a lot better with his shooting.

Nampalys Mendy - 6/10

It was a decent Premier League debut for the former OGC Nice captain. Despite having an average game, he gave us glimpses of his potential capabilities. Sadly he had to be hurled off earlier than planned due to an ankle injury.

Marc Albrighton - 6.5/10

The Englishman did put in a shift as he effectively marshalled the length of the pitch. Although he was fairly uninspiring in attacking department he made up for it with his defensive efforts by keeping Hector Bellerin in check.

Shinji Okazaki - 6/10

It was a quintessential performance by the Japanese. An industrial performance devoid of threat and potency.

Jaime Vardy - 5/10

It seems the fairytale is over and Vardy has got a reality check. Despite his graft and movement, Vardy's finishing let him down. It seems he has lost his scoring boots. Uninspiring to say the least.

Substitutes

Andy King - 6/10

The Leicester veteran did his best to maintain the tempo set by Mendy in order to trouble Arsenal on the counter. His solidity gave Drinkwater licence to attack with more freedom.

Leonardo Ulloa - 5/10

He hardly had any impact on the game. He was invisible for most of the time.

Ahmed Musa - NA

Although he brought the game to life in the dying moments, he played a big part in bringing about the most controversial moment of the game. A stray leg from Hector Bellerin seemed to have caught him inside the box. However, all Leicester’s appeal fell on deaf ears as Mark Clattenurg deemed it insufficient to warrant the defending champions a penalty.

Petr Cech
A solid display from Petr Cech helped Arsenal to their first points of the season

Arsenal

Petr Cech - 7.5/10

It was a comfortable outing for Cech in Leicester. He was rarely troubled and did manage to fend off a few scares late in the game. A perfect day in the office for the Czech veteran.

Hector Bellerin - 7/10

The Spaniard was shown too much respect by Leicester and sadly he failed to punish them. He was rarely troubled defensively but his attacking contribution was bit of a dampener today.

Robert Holding - 7/10

This former Bolton man looked very comfortable in Koscielny's presence. He did manage to hold his own against Vardy and Ulloa.

Laurent Koscielny - 7.5/10

The Frenchman proved today why he is the mainstay of this Arsenal defence. He kept Vardy in check for most of the game.

Nacho Monreal - 8/10

Yet another performance from Monreal which slipped under the radar. He did really well to shut out Mahrez with his sound tackling and positioning. A commendable display.

Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka got his first start for Arsenal

Granit Xhaka - 6.5/10

An impressive debut for Wenger's marquee summer recruit. He provided tenacity and steel to this Arsenal midfield which was sorely missed last week at Emirates against Liverpool.

Francois Coquelin - 6/10

He was at his erratic yet effective self. The Frenchman did well to break Leicester's sweeping counterattacks but his sloppy tackling made him a ticking bomb waiting to explode. He needs to work on his tackling especially with Xhaka now in the ranks.

Theo Walcott - 6/10

He failed to make his pace count against a relatively slower Leicester defence. He was really poor with his passing and creativity in the final third for Arsenal. Especially against Fuchs, who gave him some space to maneuver.

Santi Cazorla - 6/10

The little Spaniard looked underwhelming against the Leicester's defensive organization. Cazorla lacked his usual creative spark. All in all, it was a pedestrian display by Arsenal's talisman at the King Power stadium.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 5/10

The 23-year-old was a headless chicken in that Arsenal attacking quartet. Despite having the advantage in terms of speed, he rarely troubled Danny Simpson.

Alexis Sanchez - 5.5/10

The Chilean was absolutely impotent against the sturdy duo of Huth-Morgan. His lack of movement and lack of creativity made him a peripheral figure for most of the game. Although he looked much better post Ozil and Giroud's arrival but sadly it was a poor game by his standards.

Substitutes

Jack Wilshere - 6/10

The injury-plagued midfielder brought spunk in midfield which was very flat for most of the game. It was a fairly uplifting performance by the Englishman.

Mesut Ozil - 7/10

His arrival changed the tide for Gunners in this cagey encounter. The German suddenly brought a dull and sloppy Arsenal attack back to life. It was baffling to see him start from the bench.

Olivier Giroud - 6/10

The Frenchman brought some balance to a flaccid Arsenal attack. Although he looked out of sorts, his arrival significantly improved the likes of Alexis and Ozil.

Edited by Staff Editor

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