ARSENAL end 2015 on top of the English Premiership on goal difference ahead of second-placed Leicester City who drew 0-0 at home to third-placed Manchester City.
This was only Leicester’s fourth clean sheet of the season – their headlines are written at the other end of the pitch. But for once Jamie Vardy, who played though half-fit and Riyad Mahrez failed to get on the scoresheet.
City’s star striker, Sergio Aguero limped off midway through the second half, to be replaced by Wilfried Bony. A disconsolate Ageuro also had a penalty appeal waved away after Gokhan Inler felled him in the box.
Leicester were set up rather more defensively than usual, but finished the match the better side.
It is a result that will be welcomed by the Gunners who beat Bournemouth 2-0 on Monday and are, like Leicester on 39 points but with a 33-18 goals record as opposed to Leicester’s 37-25.
City are third on 36 points, just one ahead of Tottenham.
Leicester have completed a remarkable 2015, having started the year in the relgation zone. Kickoff.com
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