Arsenal are working to quickly restore the status quo – as well as create a rival to save the season.
While their fans sang: ‘I like it, I like it, Saka and Emile Smith-Roe’ on the Quo’s Rocking All Over The World Tour, ranger Aaron Ramsdale was a huge hit with his show.
Gareth Southgate will surely notice this performance as England prepares for the World Cup in 12 months’ time.
While Gabriel’s goals – his first of the season – and Smith Rowe sealed the points within 18 minutes, there’s no doubt that Ramdel’s saves were just as important.
Nothing more than his brilliant stop before the break, from a free kick by James Madison, when he somehow managed to turn the ball over to the crossbar.
Even Kings goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel tweeted: “Best save I’ve seen in years from Ramsdale.”
Ramsdale, 23, completed his form in the second half, with Leicester creating enough chances to wipe out Arsenal’s early advance.
Arsenal showed they meant business from the start, Kasper Schmeichel was busier in the early stages than he had been in entire games previously.
But Mikel Arteta’s side had to show the other side of their game after the break with Leicester pushing goals to come back.
However, a seven-game undefeated streak gives the Gunners coach plenty to build on for the remainder of the season.
Arsenal’s attacking prowess was evident in the early stages as their smooth game with Leicester was on the back foot with the tormented Bukayo Saka.
While visiting fans were in a jubilant mood at their team’s quick start, home fans chanted “Enter them” – a sure sign that Arsenal’s dominance has been a worrying sign for a team Brendan Rodgers wants to be a challenge to European football.
There was little sign of that as Arsenal continued to rebuild their reputation after a shaky start to the season.
For those who saw this as a match to test their revival, the answer came soon.
But Leicester always carried some threats. And when they did, Ramsdale was there.
The horror displays of Brentford and Manchester City are now fading fast as Arsenal begin to show they can see a game and go up front, even if it is their goalkeeper who has kept them in charge.