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Leicester City said Nigel Pearson will remain in charge for Tuesday’s trip to Arsenal following widespread speculation the under-pressure manager had been sacked by the Premier League’s bottom-placed side.

A 1-0 home loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday, where Pearson grabbed visiting midfielder James McArthur by the throat in a bizarre sideline spat, had brought an end to the manager’s second spell in charge, British media widely reported on Sunday.

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