Arsenal’s u23s overcame a fairly strong Leicester City side, whilst missing some key players of their own, to go second in the Premier League 2 table on Monday.

With a number of the big names rested for Thursday’s Europa League clash with Qarabag, Arsenal’s younger players had to step up to the task with the top academy side against Leicester. Meanwhile, the Foxes gave starts to the likes of Caglar Soyuncu, Andy King and Fousseni Diabate from the first-team squad.

Nonetheless, Arsenal took the lead in the first half, after a set piece routine resulted in Robbie Burton playing the ball in for Tobi Omole to finish. Although it looked like Zech Medley got a touch on the way through, so he might claim the assist.

Leicester quickly equalised after a dodgy ball out from goalkeeper Deyan Iliev, with Callum Wright taking advantage. However, in the second half, the Gunners pushed for the winner and eventually found it from the penalty spot.

Bukayo Saka flicked the ball into the area, where Tolaji Bola was clearly fouled. Burton stepped up to take the spot-kick and slotted it away without any problems.

Arsenal are now only second to Everton on goal difference, bouncing back impressively from their opening day 6-5 defeat to Manchester City. Freddie Ljungberg’s side haven’t lost a game since then. Hopefully, they can keep that run going in the coming weeks.