Champions League watch out, says Arsenal fan Ranveer Singh after Gunners reclaim 4th place

First published March 14, 2022 at 10:39 am IST

Thomas Partey and Alexandre Lacazette scored either side of half-time to secure Mikel Arteta’s side a 2-0 win over Leicester City. Victory at the Emirates Stadium lifted the Gunners above Manchester United and into fourth place.

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It was a night that saw Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal reclaim fourth place in the Premier League after a brilliant all-around performance by the Gunners sent a wave of celebration among fans at the Emirates Stadium. Goals from Thomas Partey and captain Alexander Lacazette, a brilliant save from Aaron Ramsdale and creative moves from Martin Odegaard helped Arsenal register a 2-0 win over Leicester City. One fan among the thousands who watched their home side deliver the goods was Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh, who sent a strong message to other European clubs after the win.

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“Clinical performance from Arsenal. Professional. They were always in control. They never seemed to want to concede. Champions League, you better watch out. The Gunners are coming back and they have revenge on their minds,” said a jubilant Ranveer Singh after a progressive, attacking and expressive team from Mikel Arteta continued to press forward boldly to seal their place in Europe’s elite football competition.

Watch: Ranveer Singh speaks to Arsenal TV after 2-0 win over Leicester City

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The first goal was for the Gunners was prosaic in nature. Thomas Partey waited for Gabriel Martinelli’s looping corner and was given free rein to head it in for just his second Arsenal goal. Ranveer Singh shared his view on the goal: “Honestly, I think Leicester were missing Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy. Those guys can be problematic. Today they didn’t look like they had bit the Foxes, to be honest. Thomas Partey had three guys around him, not doing much to him at all. He had free time there. He put it on, and that’s what you get home.You had no chance against the Gunners.

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Leicester would have equalized had it not been for Aaron Ramsdale athletically hitting a Harvey Barnes header from Marc Albrighton’s fine cross. Even Rodgers applauded the goalkeeper. Celebrating the Englishman’s incredible save, Ranveer Singh said: “Can we please talk about Aaron Ramsdale. England number one. Close range. In the air, flying in the air. .”

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Another piece of VAR saw Arsenal extend their lead. It took five minutes to conclude as Partey’s header hit Caglar Soyuncu’s middle finger on the way to the goal line, from where Luke Thomas cleared it. The penalty was awarded, and Alexandre Lacazette converted it. “What about Laca, stepping up, big man with the armband, fantastic captain. Comes in and walks cool and calm, smashes him. Nothing tentative about it. I slammed him for the make it 2-0. That’s when I felt safe. That’s when I felt comfortable in that game,” an excited Ranveer Singh said.

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Martinelli continued to threaten, dropping down the left and down the line to find Bukayo Saka, who could not convert with Leicester in numbers. But the Foxes found nothing resembling that kind of visceral offensive threat and were never able to resume the game from range. “I think that Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli combination on the left can be deadly. I think if Arteta tries to hone that side, we can have that overlap between the two which can create a lot of problems,” the Bollywood star added . .

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Liverpool’s visit to the Emirates on Wednesday night will provide a better perspective on Arsenal’s progress. The Bollywood actor, who has expressed his love for the North London club, has shared his prediction. “I have this fantasy in my head. That’s when Aaron Ramsdale decides to have the match of his life. He stops, blocks, everything. He runs to Salah’s feet and Takes the ball right above his feet. He’s got the game of his life. Aaron Ramsdale – a towering personality – and he’s supercharged when he achieves something. He’s going to pump up all the players. It’s going to be contagious.”

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“Gabriel and Ben White are going to get infected by Aaron Ramsdale, and they’re going to resist and not let that powerful Liverpool attack pass at any time. Then I don’t know what happens. 88th minute, the ball comes in at the feet by Martin Oddegard. The prophecy is coming true. It’s a bit of a touch of butter…running over it…our boy Emile Smith Rowe – come back at the 60th-70th minute. He’s on it, and he’s clinical and it’s 1-0. It’s 1-0 for Arsenal, and that belief is skyrocketing,” an excited Ranveer Singh predicted as the fans around him yelled, “Arsenal, Arsenal.”

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With three games less against Manchester United, Arsenal are firmly entrenched in Champions League positions and in form like this they can come out on top at Chelsea. There are more grounds for concern for the London club than a Russian has got his hands on.

Evelyn C. Tobin