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Arsenal held 1-1 by newcomer Leicester in EPL

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 31, 2014 at 12:43 pm •  Published: August 31, 2014
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LEICESTER, England (AP) — Arsenal was frustrated by newcomer Leicester on Sunday, dropping points for the second time in three Premier League games in a 1-1 draw.

Alexis Sanchez followed up his first Champions League goal for Arsenal on Wednesday with his first domestic strike in the 20th minute in central England.

But Leonardo Ulloa headed in Leicester's equalizer inside two minutes to leave Arsenal with one win and two draws from its opening matches of the domestic campaign.

The game underlined Arsenal's need for striking reinforcements as Yaya Sanogo struggled to make an impact. Sanogo was given the responsibility to lead Arsenal's attack after Olivier Giroud was ruled out until late December with a broken tibia.

"We are open (to signing a striker)," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "We work on it but let's not fool ourselves the solution every time you don't win is to buy a player."

But it had been a positive opening at Leicester when Alexis pounced for his first league goals. Neat play saw Santi Cazorla loft the ball to Sanogo and, when the striker made a hash of his effort, the ball fell to Sanchez to smash in from six yards.

The lead lasted just two minutes though as Per Mertesacker allowed Jeff Schlupp to run and his cross was headed into the net by Ulloa from 12 yards.

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