An update on Harvey Barnes’ injury picked up during Leicester’s loss to Arsenal has been provided.
Leicester downed by Arsenal
Sunday’s early Premier League kick-off played out a short time ago.
The first tie of the day saw Arsenal and Leicester City face off.
The Foxes headed into the meeting as clear favourites, particularly after the startling line-ups were revealed, as Mikel Arteta opted to bench a number of key players, including Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
And, with less than 10 minutes gone, a makeshift Gunners backline conceded a pretty awful goal, allowing Youri Tielemans to essentially walk the ball into the box unchallenged, before firing past Bernd Leno.
Youri Tielemans just kept going! 😤
Leicester take an early lead over Arsenal thanks to their brilliant Belgian 🔵 pic.twitter.com/EuZgw56PYX
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 28, 2021
From here, though, Arsenal went on to grab the game by the scruff of the neck. Late goals in the first 45 from David Luiz and Alexandre Lacazette handed the visitors the lead just before the break.
Nicolas Pepe then added the north Londoners’ 3rd early in the second-half, rounding out the afternoon’s scoring.
Nicolas Pepe makes it 3-1 to Arsenal!
A clever assist from Willian to finish a quality move 👊 pic.twitter.com/NoRAZN2eCc
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 28, 2021
The latest on Barnes & Evans
Their victory on Sunday means that Arsenal have now climbed back into the top half of the table, though Leicester could find themselves closed on by an in-form Chelsea by the end of the day.
To add to Leicester’s woes, meanwhile, both Harvey Barnes and Jonny Evans had to be taken off with injuries vs Arsenal.
Harvey Barnes leaves the pitch on a stretcher with an apparent knee injury. pic.twitter.com/H9wwWfx9zD
— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 28, 2021
And now, following his side’s defeat to Arsenal, Brendan Rodgers has provided an update on Barnes.
The Northern Irishman confirmed that Barnes will need an operation on his knee following his injury on Sunday, with the 23-year-old expected to be out for at least six weeks.
Brendan Rodgers told @talkSPORT Harvey Barnes will need an operation on his knee injury following today’s match with Arsenal #LEIARS
— Nigel Adderley (@nadderley) February 28, 2021
Brendan Rodgers on @talkSPORT:
Harvey Barnes will be out for at least six weeks and will need a knee operation.
— Jason Bourne 🗣🎙📻 (@JasonBourne1986) February 28, 2021
As for Evans, Rodgers confirmed that the stopper is set to have a scan on his calf.
Leicester now have eight first-team players sidelined:
Wesley Fofana 🤕
Dennis Praet 🤕
Wes Morgan 🤕
Ayoze Perez 🤕
James Justin 🤕
James Maddison 🤕
Harvey Barnes 🤕
Jonny Evans 🤕
Leicester’s injury list right now 😬 pic.twitter.com/I9HyDnBzR1
— Goal (@goal) February 28, 2021
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|1||Manchester City FC||26||36||62|
|2||Manchester United FC||25||21||49|
|3||Leicester City FC||26||15||49|
|4||West Ham United FC||26||9||45|
|8||Tottenham Hotspur FC||25||14||39|
|9||Aston Villa FC||24||12||39|
|12||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||26||-6||34|
|13||Crystal Palace FC||26||-14||33|
|16||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||26||-7||26|
|17||Newcastle United FC||26||-17||26|
|19||West Bromwich Albion||26||-35||17|
|20||Sheffield United FC||25||-26||11|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||17|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United FC||15|
|Kane, Harry||Tottenham Hotspur FC||14|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur FC||13|
|Bamford, Patrick||Leeds United||13|
|Calvert-Lewin, Dominic||Everton FC||13|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester City FC||12|
|Gundogan, Ilkay||Manchester City FC||11|
|Wilson, Callum||Newcastle United FC||10|
|Watkins, Ollie||Aston Villa FC||10|
|Rashford, Marcus||Manchester United FC||9|
|Sterling, Raheem||Manchester City FC||9|
|Barnes, Harvey||Leicester City FC||9|
|Zaha, Wilfried||Crystal Palace FC||9|
|Lacazette, Alexandre||Arsenal FC||9|
|Maddison, James||Leicester City FC||8|
|Ings, Danny||Southampton FC||8|
|Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick||Arsenal FC||8|
|Soucek, Tomas||West Ham United FC||8|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||7|
|Player||Team||Red Cards||Yellow Cards|
|Gallagher, Conor||West Bromwich Albion||0||8|
|Bellerin, Hector||Arsenal FC||0||8|
|Milivojevic, Luka||Crystal Palace FC||1||7|
|Hayden, Isaac||Newcastle United FC||0||8|
|Maguire, Harry||Manchester United FC||0||7|
|Lundstram, John||Sheffield United FC||1||6|
|Evans, Jonny||Leicester City FC||0||7|
|Egan, John||Sheffield United FC||1||6|
|Bissouma, Yves||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||1||6|
|Grealish, Jack||Aston Villa FC||0||6|
|Klich, Mateusz||Leeds United||0||6|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||0||6|
|Hojbjerg, Pierre||Tottenham Hotspur FC||0||6|
|Xhaka, Granit||Arsenal FC||1||5|
|Romeu, Oriol||Southampton FC||0||6|
|Luiz, Douglas||Aston Villa FC||0||5|
|Kante, N`Golo||Chelsea FC||0||6|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United FC||0||5|
|Ward-Prowse, James||Southampton FC||0||5|
|Dallas, Stuart||Leeds United||0||5|
|Kane, Harry||Tottenham Hotspur FC||11|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United FC||10|
|Grealish, Jack||Aston Villa FC||10|
|De Bruyne, Kevin||Manchester City FC||10|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur FC||8|
|Rashford, Marcus||Manchester United FC||6|
|Cresswell, Aaron||West Ham United FC||6|
|Digne, Lucas||Everton FC||6|
|Sterling, Raheem||Manchester City FC||5|
|Maddison, James||Leicester City FC||5|
|Firmino, Roberto||Liverpool FC||5|
|Ward-Prowse, James||Southampton FC||5|
|Werner, Timo||Chelsea FC||5|
|Neto, Pedro||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||5|
|Robertson, Andrew||Liverpool FC||5|
|Shaw, Luke||Manchester United FC||5|
|Bamford, Patrick||Leeds United||4|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester City FC||4|
|Wilson, Callum||Newcastle United FC||4|