As it happened: Ozil masterclass inspires Arsenal to tenth consecutive win
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As it happened: Ozil masterclass inspires Arsenal to tenth consecutive win

Arsenal beat Leicester 3-1 in the Premier League. Relive all of the action here. 

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Matt Dawson
ArsenalLeno, Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Lichtsteiner, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette.
Leicester CitySchmeichel, Amartey, Maguire, Evans, Chilwell, Pereira, Ndidi, Mendy, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy.
INCIDENTSPremier League fixture between Arsenal and Leicester.
That is just about all we have time for tonight. I've been Matt Dawson, thank you very much for joining us here at VAVEL UK. 
FULL TIME
Leicester looked good value for their lead after the opening quarter but a tactical change which saw Alex Iwobi go over to the right in the second half meant Ben Chilwell's runs forward were limited after a productive first period for the left back. The Gunners really struggled up against him early on but turned it around magnificently. 
FULL TIME
Arsenal started slowly and it originally didn't look like it would be their night after Bellerin's own goal after half an hour. However, an inspired Mesut Ozil performance got them back into the game and then ultimately won them the three points. Ozil scored the Gunners opener, played the ball through to Bellerin who then found Aubameyang for the second, whilst he also picked out an assist for the third. 
FULL TIME: Arsenal 3-1 Leicester
Seven Premier League wins in a row for Arsenal. Ten consecutive victories in all competitions. 
90' Three added minutes. Time for another goal? 
89' Leicester currently playing with ten men. Jamie Vardy has gone off and the Foxes have run out of substitutions.  
88' Guendouzi has calmed things down well since coming on and he almost sets Lacazette in behind after breaking through the midfield but it's just cut out by a Leicester defender. 
84' Another chance for Lacazette as Iwobi cuts it back to him but he fires over. 
Arsenal substitution
80' Mesut Ozil who has been simply outstanding tonight with a goal and an assist is off. Aaron Ramsey is on. 
78' Well Arsenal really should have four. Ozil is again involved as he plays a one-two with Iwobi before getting to the byline. He plays it across to Lacazette who somehow finds Schmeichel rather than the net. 
Leicester substitution
74' Ghezzal was introduced after that third Arsenal goal and here comes their final change. Maddison is withdrawn and on comes Okazaki. 
73' The 'Ole's' are coming out with each pass the Arsenal players make. It's safe to say the Gunners fans are enjoying themselves again. 
GOAL ARSENAL - AUBAMEYANG
66' No I'm not copy and pasting. Arsenal have scored again and Aubameyang has another. This is a simply sensational third for Arsenal. It's breathtaking football as Ozil dummies the ball, allowing Lacazette to pick up possession. The German makes a run into the area and the Frenchman then finds him before Ozil flicks it towards Aubameyang who has another tap in. 3-1 to the Gunners. 
GOAL ARSENAL - AUBAMEYANG
63' Arsenal are ahead and it hasn't taken their record signing very long to find the net since coming on. Ozil plays a delightful through ball in behind for Bellerin who then slides it over to Aubameyang and he doesn't miss from close range. 
61' Looks as though Granit Xhaka has moved to left back with Lichtsteiner going off. A bold move from Unai Emery. 
Leicester substitution
60' And now a sub for Leicester as Mark Albrighton replaces Iheanacho. The striker was good in the first half but didn't pose any danger in the second. 
Arsenal substitutes
60' Two changes for Arsenal as Aubameyang and Guendouzi are introduced for Mkhitaryan and Lichtsteiner. Looks as though it'll be change of system for the Gunners. 
58' Against the bar from Leicester! Agonizingly close for the visitors. Maddison's corner is swung in and finds Ndidi but his header cannons back off the woodwork.  
51' Arsenal have been far better in this second half so far. The ball drops to Mkhitaryan again but it just won't settle for him properly as he puts it over. 
50' A terrible mistake from Mendy who tries to play it back to Schmeichel but Lacazette beats him to it. He then finds Mkhitaryan but he puts an acrobatic attempt wide. A let off for the Foxes. 
50' Xhaka isn't particularly having a good time of it out there today. He ignores his team mates and lets fly from range but it goes harmlessly wide. 
49' Vardy goes in strongly on Ozil as he looks to turn and Arsenal have a free-kick over on the right. 
46' Early break in proceedings as the ball is put out of play with Maddison down holding his face. 
45' Lacazette gets proceedings back up and running. 
Players are back out on the pitch and we're almost ready to go in the second period. 
HALF TIME
A concern for Arsenal will be the amount of space that Iheanacho found in behind in the opening half an hour. Holding has had a torrid time up against him whilst Maddison has easily had the better of Xhaka in midfield. There are still goals left in this one you sense. 
HALF TIME
A first half in which Leicester will probably feel quite frustrated not to have held onto their lead. They were magnificent and had numerous chances, whereas the Gunners were extremely poor.

Bellerin's own goal opened proceedings and the Foxes could also have had a penalty after Holding's hand ball. However, Emery's team grew into proceedings and scored a lovely equaliser through Ozil. 

HALF TIME
The teams go into the break all square. Arsenal 1-1 Leicester. 
GOAL ARSENAL - MESUT OZIL
45' Brilliant from the Gunners as they score a superb equaliser. Mesut Ozil brings his side forward through the middle of the pitch and then finds Bellerin out on the right. He guides it back to the German who is making a run into the penalty area and he steers the ball home via the post with a lovely deft finish. 
42' Much more like it from Arsenal as Ozil and Lacazette do brilliantly to advance their side forward in a tight space on the right hand side. Iwobi then picks up possession and has a shot on goal which Schmeichel turns behind for a corner. Leicester are then able to clear. 
41' Jonny Evans gives the ball away to Mkhitaryan on the half way line and the Gunners look to break. The Armenian finds Lacazette down the right and he then wins a corner. 
38' Maddison shoves Torreira over around 30 yards from goal and the Gunners have another free-kick. Xhaka this time fires wide.
35' Now a yellow card for Xhaka as he trips Maddison. Arsenal all over the place. 
33' It's a good effort from Xhaka who forces Schmeichel into tipping it over the bar. 
33' Ndidi fouls Lacazette. Free-kick in a promising position for Arsenal. 
GOAL LEICESTER - BELLERIN OG
31' Well you can't say they don't deserve it. Arsenal have been shocking in this first half an hour and they are finally punished. The ball is played into a rampaging Ben Chilwell down the left and as he tries to cross, the ball clips Bellerin and finds the back of the net. 1-0 to the Foxes. 
28' Promising attack from Leicester again as Pereira strides beyond Lichtsteiner and crosses towards the back post but no one is on the end of it. 
26' Arsenal growing into the game more now as Lacazette finds his first bit of freedom, striking the ball from range but firing off target. 
19' The visitors are all over Arsenal at the moment and Leno has just made an excellent save to deny Harry Maguire. Maddison's free-kick is whipped in and the England centre half is presented with a free header but is denied by a strong left arm of the Arsenal goalkeeper. 
18' Very strong Leicester penalty appeals waved away as Holding handles the ball but the referee says no to the Foxes protests. That could be a huge moment in the game. 
17' First yellow card of the night goes Rob Holding's way for having a hold of Iheanacho on the half way line. 
16' Free-kick for Leicester as Xhaka fouls Maddison about 20 yards from goal. The latter gets up to take the set piece but places it behind. 
14' First shot of the game from an Arsenal player as Lichtsteiner is allowed to drift inside and then hit an effort from long range. The ball, however, goes comfortably over Schmeichel's cross bar.
10' Leicester have started promisingly here and Jamie Vardy almost gets his first chance of the night. Iheanacho is at the heart of it again as he tries to slide the ball in behind the defence but Leno is alert and gets there ahead of the Foxes number nine. 
8' Appeals for an Arsenal penalty waved away as Amartey and Lacazette clash inside the area. The Gunners have failed to really get going yet. 
6' Another chance for Iheanacho and Leicester as the Nigerian forward looks to bend an effort from the edge of the area but Leno moves to his right to make the save. 
2' An excellent early chance for Leicester as Mendy plays Iheanacho down the right-hand channel, he has space and gets into the box before checking back but Holding is there to make a block. It goes behind for a corner. 
KICK OFF
1' Leicester get us underway. 
Mesut Ozil is the Gunners skipper tonight, he leads the players out onto the field. 
The players are in the tunnel, we're just minutes away from kick off at the Emirates Stadium. 
Leicester have made one enforced change to their last starting XI with Jonny Evans coming in for the suspended Wes Morgan. That means there is a place for Caglar Soyuncu on the bench. He's a player that Arsenal were reportedly monitoring before he joined the Foxes. 
18-year-old Zech Medley, born in the year 2000, is on the bench for the Gunners. Medley, who is a centre back, becomes the beneficiary of Sokratis' injury. There has been a lot of intrigue over the 2000 club in the last few days with Jadon Sancho earning his first England cap and Ryan Sessegnon scoring the first Premier League goal to be scored by a player born at the turn of the millennium. 
An interesting team selection for Arsenal as for the second Premier League game in a row Aubameyang has to settle for a place on the bench. Iwobi is rewarded for his fine form by starting once more, whilst Welbeck drops out for Ozil. Mkhitaryan keeps his place but there is no Nacho Monreal. He and Sead Kolasinac are not in the squad due to minor hamstring problems and therefore Stephan Lichststeiner starts at left back. 
Leicester team
Schmeichel, Amartey, Maguire, Evans, Chilwell, Pereira, Ndidi, Mendy, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy. 


Subs: Ward, Soyuncu, Fuchs, Albrighton, Iborra, Ghezzal, Okazaki. 

Arsenal team
Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Lichtsteiner, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette.


Subs: Martinez, Medley, Guendouzi, Smith Rowe, Ramsey, Welbeck, Aubameyang. 

Team news coming up any moment now.
That's all your pre-match build-up for now. Join us from around 7pm BST for the confirmed starting XIs and then all of the action. 
Impressive Maddison
James Maddison will be looking to pull the strings for Leicester on Monday. He's been in good goal scoring form and received his first senior England call-up for the recent internationals. It's been quite the start to Premier League life for the playmaker who signed from Norwich over the summer. He spoke ahead of the game, saying: "I’m definitely happy with my decision to come to Leicester City, I’ve started all the games and I’ve had a good return and long may that continue.

"We know how much of a threat they [Arsenal] are, they’re a very good team, with some world-class attacking players. It’ll be a good spectacle hopefully."

Emery seeking improvement
Despite Arsenal's good run of form Emery is challenging his players to improve as they prepare for the visit of Leicester. The Spaniard said: "The first two matches we lost, against Manchester City and Chelsea. But after six matches winning in the Premier League, our target hasn’t changed. We [beat] a lot of opposition teams with very [poor] performances.
 
“We need to stay with the best teams in the Premier League. To stay with them, we need to do better and get better at different things.”
Leicester team news
The Foxes have a near fully fit squad to choose from. However, Demarai Gray still remains out with an ankle injury which he picked up in September. Puel's side will meanwhile be without Wes Morgan who is suspended after receiving a red card against Everton. 
Arsenal team news
Mesut Ozil is set to return to the side after missing the club's trip to Fulham with a back spasm whilst Danny Welbeck has overcome a minor hamstring issue. Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been back in full training following a small fracture to his left fibula at the beginning of the season. Sokratis returned from international duty with bruising on his right ankle and will be assessed ahead of Monday. Petr Cech is another who will be assessed by the club's medical staff. Laurent Koscielny and Konstantinos Mavropanos are both still out. 
Previous meetings
The last time the two teams met, Vardy was on the score-sheet as Leicester ran out 3-1 victors at the King Power in May. However, that is the only defeat for Arsenal in their previous 14 meetings with the Foxes, a run which dates back to 2000. This fixtures last season witnessed a host of goals as the Premier League kicked off in style. The North London side were 4-3 winners as two late goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud rescued victory from the jaws of defeat after going 3-2 down. Vardy was again among the goals, notching twice. 
Can Vardy cause Arsenal problems again?
Some may remember a time when Jamie Vardy turned down a move to Arsenal in the summer of 2016. Since then he's been in the goals and in total has scored six in seven Premier League encounters between the pair. The Gunners defensive record has improved in recent weeks but they've still been conceding easy chances. Coming up against a striker as clinical as Vardy the Arsenal back line can ill-afford to gift him opportunities.
Chilwell to remain a Fox
There was some excellent news in the week for Foxes fans as they saw left back Ben Chilwell put pen to paper on a new long term deal. The young defender has been linked with clubs such as Arsenal in the past but he was able to tie down his future in the Midlands in the same week he earned his first start for England.
Middle of the pack for Leicester
Claude Puel's side are slap bang in the middle of the Premier League table at the moment, sitting in tenth place. They have four wins and four draws from their matches this season and have been a rather inconsistent team to date. They've suffered defeats against the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool whilst also losing 4-2 to Bournemouth. 
Gunners attack in the goals
The attacking duo of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang really hit the ground running against Fulham and are bang in form heading into the match with Leicester. Lacazette has been magnificent this season, contributing four goals and four assists in eight league matches so far. The likes of Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi are also in form.
Arsenal in form
Arsenal will be hoping that the international break doesn't ruin their momentum. They come into Monday night's clash with nine wins from their previous nine matches in all competitions. It's a fantastic run from Unai Emery's team whose 5-1 demolition job of Fulham prompted chants of 'We've got our Arsenal back'. 
Welcome
Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text commentary of Arsenal vs Leicester in the Premier League. I'm Matt Dawson and I'll be taking you through all the build up ahead of kick off at 8pm BST. I'll then provide you with all the updates from the Emirates Stadium 
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