Welbeck headed a heart-stopping winner to give Arsenal a 2-1 win over the current leaders, Leicester City, while Eriksen hit a 83rd minute strike to seal Tottenham’s win over Manchester City. Both match day results left Arsenal and Tottenham battling at the second place, while Leicester still enjoy the 2 point lead.
Welbeck made a thumping comeback after being laid-off for 10 months with knee injury, and Wenger hasn’t ignored his epic performance. Arsene Wenger said: “Everyone is extremely happy for him because he’s been out for 10 months. That’s an eternity for a player.”
Danny Simpson’s 53rd minute dismissal after a foul on Giroud gave Arsenal the momentum, that Theo Walcott exploited with a calm right-foot finish, on 70th minute. 20 minutes later, Welbeck sent Emirates into the raptures when he fired home with his sleek header, when Ozil delivered a free-kick from an open spot.
However, Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri felt referee Martin Atkinson had been overzealous in dismissing Simpson after the right-back tripped Alexis Sanchez and then dragged back Olivier Giroud. “They were normal fouls, but not yellow cards,” the Italian said.
So this is how tight top 4 stands:
1-Leicester City – 53 Points
2-Tottenham – 51 Points
3-Arsenal – 51 Points
4-Manchester City – 47 Points
Let’s wait and see what next weekend football has for us before Champions League starts.