06122021

The latest on Jamie Vardy ahead of Leicester’s meeting with Arsenal


Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has provided an update on the fitness of star striker Jamie Vardy, after the veteran missed his side’s meeting with Aston Villa over the weekend.

Barkley strikes late

The Foxes returned to action on Sunday evening, in their first outing following the international break.

Rodgers’ men welcomed high-flying Aston Villa to the King Power Stadium, for a Premier League clash.

Leicester headed into proceedings in search of a bounce-back result, having bizarrely followed a 5-2 victory over Manchester City late last month with a 3-0 defeat at home to West Ham last time out.

When all was said and done, however, the Foxes’ dip continued.

An altogether flat display at the King Power eventually saw the hosts downed by a goal to nil, as Ross Barkley’s injury-time strike kept alive Villa’s remarkable start to the campaign.

Highlights: Leicester City 0-1 Aston Villa