Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Sub Welbeck heads last-gasp winner
  2. Walcott slots home Giroud's knock-down
  3. Monreal fouls Vardy for penalty
  4. Simpson second yellow for shirt pull
  5. GET INVOLVED: #bbcfootball

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

Get involved

And we leave you with a message from former Leicester striker Gary Lineker...

There is nothing quite like football for filling you with joy one minute and tearing your heart to shreds the next.

Don't forget, you can follow Aston V Liverpool here, where Daniel Sturridge and James Milner have given the reds a 2-0 lead.  

Cheerio.

Stat attack

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Some stats for you to get your head round...

- Leicester City still haven’t won a league game against Arsenal since November 1994 

- Theo Walcott’s 70th minute goal was Arsenal’s first shot on target in this match, while Danny Welbeck scored their sixth and final shot on target in this game.

- Danny Welbeck's goal was Arsenal's 100th goal scored in 90+ mins of a Premier League game; more than any other side.

Welbeck........i aint even going to start.....happy for Welbz but how @manutd let him go🙈

Pivotal moment in title race - Wenger

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger talking to BBC Sport: "The effort, energy, intensity was all good. Leicester defended very well but we had bad luck to be 1-0 down at half-time. We were relentless after that - we should have scored more goals.

"Mesut Ozil was fouled in the build up to Leicester's goal and the penalty looked very harsh. I'll have to look again but it didn't look like one."

"It was a pivotal moment today because the mathematics meant it could be eight points or it could be two points. That is a great change.

"There's a long way to go, we play a lot of big teams. But we had a bad spell where we couldn't win for four games and have now won two on the bounce. We have come out of that bad spell and still have a good chance."

Get Involved

Text 81111

Guy from Nottingham: So pleased that Arsenal won. Hard work throughout the match paid off. Hodgson talked about English attacking talent, all goals scored by English players.

Dan Vitran from Leicester: So that's how it feels to have your heart broken on Valentine's. What ever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Foxes never quit. But that wasn't even a free kick ball was out of play ...

Referee was too severe - Ranieri

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri talking to Sky Sports: "It was a fantastic match, very fast. I don't know if in a normal match that our two yellows cards was a sending off. They were normal fouls, but not yellow cards. I think the referee was too severe to us for the sending-off. 11 v 11, I'm sure we win the match. The match was full of fouls so why send off a player? Come on. 

"We know Arsenal are a fantastic team, they move the ball quickly and have skill, but we had to concentrate. We tried to counter attack and we controlled the match very well.

"They scored with the last chance - they were smarter than us.

"We are still top of the table, got two points more - we must carry on and smile. We lost to our opponents - we must say well done."

Player reaction

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Arsenal keeper Petr Cech talking to BBC Sport: "We had to concentrate in the final stages because any counter attack was becoming more and more dangerous as we searched for the winner. It was tricky.

"What I like about our win is that it is always tricky when opponents are down to 10 men. They have good organisation and are fighting for their lives. We managed to break them down and create chances. We kept missing chances but kept composure and kept coming.

"We had so many half chances where we could have scored more."

"if you have a cushion of five or eight points it is a big difference. We overturned eight points to two - it is significant difference."

On Danny Welbeck: "It has been a great day for him because working hard to come back. we could see last couple of weeks that he was ready and sharp and confident in training. He really deserved."

'One Danny Welbeck'

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Arsene Wenger tells Sky Sports the Arsenal team chanted Danny Welbeck's name when he came back into the dressing room after scoring the winner.

A nice welcome back after nine months out.

The Arsenal boss also admits it was a very close decision whether to include Welbeck in the squad or not.

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

And another Danny Welbeck-inspired meme on Twitter...

DAT GUY's second coming. #bbcfootball #AFCvLCFC

DAT GUY's second coming. #bbcfootball #AFCvLCFC

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Some meme's dropping in on social media...

THAT guy Welbz is the new Pele #Welbeck #Wele #SuperSunday #AFCvLCFC #EPL #BPL #bbcfootball #Arsenal #DannyWelbeck

THAT guy Welbz is the new Pele #Welbeck #Wele #SuperSunday #AFCvLCFC #EPL #BPL #bbcfootball #Arsenal #DannyWelbeck

Get Involved

#bbcfootball

Vince: Think I pulled my hamstring celebrating that goal in my living room

John McGuigan: A tale of two Danny's

Haji Shakeel: Thank you Man U and Van Gaal for giving us Welbeck. Everyone was laughing at Arsenal for signing him.

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

In the minute after Arsenal's winner, there were 18,000 tweets including the word Welbeck...

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

England manager Roy Hodgson spoke about the options he has in attack last night.

Looks like Danny Welbeck has just rejoined the mix.

Player reaction

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Arsenal's match winner Danny Welbeck on Sky Sports: Dying seconds, we kept pushing, had chance after chance. I missed the first opportunity and tried to make amends. It is important and the most important thing is to get the win. It has been a roller-coaster for me, a difficult moment and my family and friends know what I have been through.

Arsenal substitute Theo Walcott: "This man hasn't played for nine months and to get into the mix like that, special players come into into big games. That could be massive."

Get Involved

#bbcfootball or text 81111

Robert Huth reacts
AP

Richard, St. Albans: Devastating for Leicester but if you look at their run in I still fancy them if they don't let this knock them.

Tom, Sheffield: I think it's safe to say that Arsenal are now everyone's least favourite premier league team -  

James Marshall: would you believe it Danny Welbeck, what a comeback  

FT: Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

A look at the heat maps below (Arsenal left, Leicester right), shows how much the Gunners were pushing...

.
.

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Absolutely gutted for the boys! Great effort👏🏾❤️⚽️ #LCFC

Leicester's Jeffrey Schlupp sums up the feeling of anyone connected to the Foxes...

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Alistair Bruce-Ball

BBC Radio 5 live commentator at the Emirates Stadium

"That could be a huge moment in the title race because you thought Leicester were going to hold on there. The Arsenal players are still out there doing a lap of honour.

"Who is going to win it? I have no idea."

Get Involved

#bbcfootball

Howard Horner: HUUUUUUUUGE! That makes Arsenal favourites for the title to me. DANNY BOY!!

James Hammond: As soon as Welbeck came on that was coming. In a season full of incredible moments, no way was that not happening.

Ali Mason: The. Best. Season. Ever.

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Leicester substitute Marcin Wasilewski will not have a happy evening.

He was the man who needlessly clattered into Calum Chambers to concede the free-kick.

What was he doing?

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

Arsenal players and fans celebrate
Reuters

"I don’t know who scored?! Danny Welbeck!! It flew into the corner of the net. Arsene Wenger wheels in delight. The supporters go crazy it is absolute bedlam. I have never seen The Emirates like this."

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Jamie Vardy looks dejected
Reuters

Leicester are absolutely shattered.

Their 10-men battled valiantly but credit Arsenal, they kept going and got their reward.

Arsenal are just two points behind the leaders now.

GOAL - Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Danny Welbeck (90+4 mins)

Danny Welbeck celebrates
Reuters

Heartbreak for Leicester but euphoria for Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil whips the free-kick in from deep and Danny Welbeck rises to glance the ball home.

His first match back after nine months out.

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

Mesut Ozil whips the corner on and it is cleared.

Arsenal win a free-kick 35 yards out though. Last chance?

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester.

Nacho Monreal gets in down the right buts cross is over hit.

Arsenal corner...

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

Leicester still defending desperately.

Last time Danny Welbeck played for Arsenal, Leicester were 17th, one point above the relegation zone... #bbcfootball

Get Involved

#bbcfootball

Tim Arstall: Save of the season from Schmeichel, Bullet time reactions just insane.

Ahmed Nurein: What a stop by Schmeichel!

Dr. Spits: Schmeichel dents Arsenal title hopes. Heard that one before. 

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

And still Arsenal come...

Alexis Sanchez floats the ball into the box and Robert Huth heads the ball clear. Goal kick given.

Four minutes of injury time signalled.

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

Alistair Bruce-Ball

BBC Radio 5 live commentator at the Emirates Stadium

Olivier Giroud takes shot
Reuters

"A save reminiscent of his father."

Like Peter, like Kasper.

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

Olivier Giroud crosses the ball into the penalty area and Theo Walcott side foots wide. 

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

Aaron Ramsey side foots wide after Olivier Giroud heads at goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

This is like the Alamo.

GREAT SAVE!

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

Olivier Giroud
Reuters

Arsenal are knocking and loudly.

Olivier Giroud 10 yards out, hammers the ball goal wards, but Kasper Schmeichel holds out his arm and parries the ball away.

Great stop. Just incredible stuff, amazing, instinctive.

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

"It is exhilarating stuff. Leicester have shown all their qualities today, when the ball is conceded they get back so quickly into their positions."

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

Leicester are on the ropes, they are ducking and diving, but they are hanging on.

Danny Welbeck the next to go close as he misses his kick from close range from Olivier Girouds's knock down.

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

Corner to Arsenal...

Per Mertsesacker flicks on and the ball is cleared.

Mesut Ozil picks up the loose ball, whips in delicious cross but, somehow, the unmarked Mertesacker flicks wide with another header that he very deliberately tries to slot in the corner.

He has to score.

SUBSTITUTION

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

Danny Welbeck
Reuters

A shattered Marc Albrighton is replaced by Andy King in midfield for Leicester.

While a huge roar from the Arsenal fans as Danny Welbeck replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. His first appearance since April 2015.

Get Involved

#bbcfootball

Steve Rathborne: accused of looking at phone during Valentines lunch, but this is too important to miss. Come on Arsenal!

A definite lack of understanding there!

Get Involved

#bbcfootball

Craig Morris: Am I the only one that thinks Martin Atkinson is having a good game?!