LONDON (AP) — Theo Walcott's goal ensured Arsenal overcame Leicester 2-1 on Tuesday after the Premier League's bottom team threatened to mount a second-half comeback.
Mesut Ozil helped to set up goals for both Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott to give Arsenal a strong halftime lead at the Emirates Stadium.
Leicester provided a greater threat after the break, with Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric scoring his first goal since joining the club last month.
But Arsenal held on to quickly overcome its north London derby loss to Tottenham on Saturday.
Leicester's loss came after days of confusion over the future of manager Nigel Pearson.