Date: 10th May 2018 at 5:45pm
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Leicester City welcomed Arsenal to the King Power Stadium yesterday evening for our penultimate game of the Premier League campaign.

With Claude Puel desperately needing to give the fans something to cheer about with growing playing style frustrations, Arsene Wenger was obviously out to take another victory as he heads towards the end of a 22-year association with Arsenal.

Leicester out Foxed the Gunnars on the night and took a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory. Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring after 14 minutes of the game had been played and one minute later Konstantinos Mavropanos saw a straight red to reduce the visitors to ten men.

Leicester couldn’t immediately capitalise, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did level the scores up in the 53rd minute. With 15 minutes remaining, we did manage to take full advantage as Jamie Vardy hit home from the penalty spot in the 76th-minute and Riyad Mahrez made it three at the 90th-minute mark.

It was certainly a more ‘Leicester’ performance – Arsenal dominated possession but we had ten shots on target with 19 overall and that was the difference.

Speaking to lcfc.com as he met with the media following the game, Puel explained.

“I think it was a great performance. It was a fantastic game with good intensity and a lot of chances. Congratulations to my players because they had a good mentality and showed aggressiveness, passion and desire in their game. They gave their best.”

Puel sang the praises of the fans, repeating that it was important to give them a ‘reward’ because our last home game, in particular, had been very ‘poor’ and they had always given the team a strong backing this year. Although he knew it would be difficult to take victory, ending the campaign with a win and a good performance was vitally important.

Fans were also far happier at the full-time whistle.

The win is unlikely to change many fans minds when it comes to Puel though as there was still plenty of criticism.