Rodgers and Leicester ready to fight 'top six' ahead of Arsenal clash

Klopp urged not to start Oxlade-Chamberlain against Man City

Klopp urged not to start Oxlade-Chamberlain against Man City

The Foxes are now in third place in the Premier League table, eight points off leaders Liverpool after 11 matches.

"We are very ambitious in our target, but we know we need time and patience", said Emery, who faces an anxious wait to see if his wish will be granted by the Arsenal board with a two-week worldwide break coming up.

"There's no easy games, so we just look forward to the next one and hopefully we'll get three points again".

The Foxes came out with the same fighting spirit in the second half which almost resulted in the opening goal as Ricardo picked out Wifried Ndidi, who rattled the crossbar from close range.

The French defender has been a regular fixture in the first-team at Stamford Bridge under Lampard after having spent the last two seasons out on loan.

Tammy Abraham opened the scoring as the England striker pounced on a deft flick through by Willian seven minutes into the second half.

After early signs of promise at the start of the Spaniard's reign last season, Arsenal have now taken fewer points in Emery's first 50 Premier League games in charge than the final 50 of Arsene Wenger's 22-year tenure.

"I am proud of the squad that we have got, but I also realise it's still a snapshot in what is the big picture which is the long-term future here", he said.

"I think behind closed doors [Klopp] will be asking more of him but what he does offer is something completely different to the [Jordan] Hendersons, the [Georginio] Wijnaldums and the Fabinhos".

It was no more than United deserved after they had a David McGoldrick goal ruled out for a fractional offside after a VAR check that took nearly four minutes to complete.

To their credit, Chris Wilder's men were not downhearted and survived another VAR review when George Baldock's cross from the right evaded everyone and found the bottom corner.

Sheffield United picked up a deserved 1-1 draw at Tottenham, and Burnley ended a run of three defeats with a 3-0 victory over struggling West Ham.

Burnley had lost their previous three games but dominated on Saturday after Ashley Barnes poked home in the 11th minute.

Tom Davies gave the Toffees the flawless start at St Mary's before Danny Ings equalised early in the second half. Newcastle trailed at home to Bournemouth but goals by DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clarke sealed a 2-1 win.