Daniel Amartey makes first competitive Leicester appearance in nearly two years

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Ghanaian defender Daniel Amartey made his first competitive Leicester appearance in nearly two years in the 3rd round of the Carabao against Arsenal.

The 25-year-old has been out with an ankle injury for nearly two years, last playing in a 1-1 draw at home to West Ham United on October 27, 2018. 

Amartey did make attempts for a comeback, first being an unused substitute in a third-round 4-0 EFL Cup victory at Luton Town on September 24, 2019, before getting involved with the reserves in December. 

He was, however, not able to make any first-team appearances for the 2019-20 season which Leicester finished in fifth place after holding onto third place for much of the campaign. 

The versatile player made his first competitive appearance for Leicester on Wednesday night in a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the 3rd round of the Carabao cup.

A Christian Fuchs own goal in the 57th minute and a late Eddie Nketiah strike gave the Gunners a 2-0 victory and a ticket to the next round of the competition.

Amartey played full throttle but was unconvincing in most parts of the game, he was bullied off the ball a couple of times by youngster Bukayo Sako and was at fault for Arsenal’s second goal.

Leicester will on Sunday travel to Etihad to play Manchester City in the league. Amartey will hope he will be given another chance by Brendan Rodgers to prove himself.

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