Arsenal and Leicester played out a goalless draw in the King Power stadium as the players looked rather unfit across the pitch.
While the first half was a rather pedestrian affair, with Arsenal dominating possession and Leicester trying to create on the counter, the second half was much more exciting. Leicester would still feel hard done by as they were denied a clear penalty in the final moments of the game, as Musa was tripped by Bellerin in the box, while Arsenal did look much better when Mesut Ozil came on.
Still, both the sides are off the mark in the Premier League, earning their first point of the season.
FT: Leicester 0-0 Arsenal
90+3' Drinkwater's effort is poor and Mahrez is unhappy. Arsenal are out of danger.
90+2' Mahrez with a SHOT that Cech does well to save, but Musa opts to pass the rebound instead of shoot. Moments later, Leicester earn a free-kick on the edge of the box. Perfect for Mahrez
90' 3 minutes of added time
88' HOW WAS THAT NOT A PENALTY?! Ahmed Musa charges into the box, and is tripped by Bellerin, but Clattenburg waves appeals away. Moments later Walcott spurns a chance on the counter, while Musa sends in a cross that Monreal clears. Breathtaking stuff here.
86' Drinkwater is penalised for a foul as he wrestles Drinkwater to the ground. Meanwhile, Musa comes on for Albrighton.
83' Great goalkeeping! Alexis Sanches sends Ozil clear on the left edge of the box, but the Dane Schmeichel comes out to block his shot froma narrow angle.
82' Close! Holding gets nutmegged by Jamie Vardy on the counter, but as he cuts inside, Arsenal get the blocks in to snuff out the danger. The game looks increasingly end-to-end at the moment.
80' CHANCE! Wilshere flashes a ball from the right across goal, as Leicester fly into tackles on the edge of the area to block. Moments later, Walcott is clear and shoots from a narrow angle, but Morgan makes and excellent sliding block.
78' Giroud comes on for Oxlade-Chamberlain
77' Ozil with his first misplaced pass as he attempts a chip forward. Meanwhile, Giroud has been called back to the dugout - he minght be coming on soon.
75' SHOT! Ozil with a neat turn sets off a counter, which ends with Walcott's left footed shot in the box being comfortably saved by Schmeichel. The German has had an impact already.
73' Granit Xhaka and Santi Cazorla come off to be replaced by Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil
70' WHAT A CHANCE! Xhaka with a misplaced pass to Vardy allows him to charge into the box, but his powerful effort flies over the bar. Arsenal's new signing breathes a huge sigh of relief.
68' Leicester counter attack with Mahrez and a through ball to Vardy seems perfect, only for Koscielny to step in and intercept the ball.
67' Leonardo Ulloa comes on for Shinji Okazaki
65' An important tackle from Huth as Walcott does well to win the ball and plays a 1-2 with Alexis to counter, only for the German to step in and snuff out the danger.
63' Almost! Vardy drags Koscielny out of position as Leicester counter, but his chipped pass to an onrushing Okazaki in space is overhit. We're coming closer and closer to a goal.
61' Leicester and Arsenal both miss obvious chances to pass on the counter. Sloppy play from the top two of the Premier League last season.
58' SHOT! The ball is laid off to Bellerin on the edge of the box, but his powerful strike is straight at Schmeichel. Moments later Walcott is clear in the box, but is pulled up for offside. The game has picked up in the last few minutes.
57' Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil have begun to warm up on the touchline. Looks like Arsene Wenger has had enough of Arsenal's timid display so far.
55' Coquelin trips Mahrez but Mark Clattenburg refuses to dish out a second yellow card. Mahrez goes close with a vicious free kick shot later.
52' Mendy tries to come back on, but continues to limp and eventually goes off to a huge round of applause from the King Power. Andy King comes on to replace him
50' Mendy gets his foot caught in the turf and looks to have rolled his ankle. He looks in considerable pain and receives treatment. Claudio Ranieri looks rather concerned on the touchline
48' The best moment of the match so far... as Petr Cech performs a lovely dragback and turn to deceive Jamie Vardy.
47' A bright start to the second half from Leicester as Albrighton plays a through ball on the left wing, but Coquelin clears well with a sliding tackle.
46' PEEP PEEP PEEP! Leicester get us underway in the second half!
The second half is moments away from kickoff!
HT: Leicester 0-0 Arsenal
45' 1 minute of injury time.
45' Alexis Sanchez is once again in the referee's ear after Mendy wrestled the Chilean to the ground. The Foxes new signing earns a yellow card.
42' WAS THAT A PENALTY? Mahrez leads Leicester on the counter and Cech gets to the ball ahead of Vardy leaving Koscielny to slide in and prevent Drinkwater from scoring, but the referee waves play on.
42' Nothing comes of the set-piece. My hat breathes a metaphorical sign of relief
41' Arsenal have another corner, and I'll bet my hat that nothing comes of it.
38' A powerful run from Oxlade-Chamberlain ends with him dithering and losing the impetus. The move ends with a wayward long ranger from Xhaka. Wenger looks concerned with his side's bluntness on the touchline.
37' Even Mesut Ozil looks bored with this game on the bench. Surely he'll come on in the second half?
36' Great and bad defending from Koscielny as he is caught out by a long ball to Mahrez, but recovers to nip in ahead of the Algerian and snuff out the danger.
33' Nearly! Riyad Mahrez curls a beautiful cross from the right with his left foot, but it is slightly over the head of an unmarked Vardy. As Arsenal counter, Cazorla's shot is saved comfortably. The game seems to be picking up in tempo, as the first half nears its conclusion.
31' ALMOST! Cazorla sends in a peach of a free kick that narrowly misses Koscielny and looks to creep into the far post, only for Schmeichel to dive and clear for a corner. Arsenal are unable to make anything from the set-piece.
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