If you beat Leicester, Arsenal will temporarily overtake Chelsea to get into the top 4 of the league. However, not only did they not accomplish this goal, they also had to receive a humiliating defeat with 3 goals not removed.
Leicester: Tielemans (59 ‘), Vardy (86’, 90 ‘+ 3’)
Arsenal: Maitland-Niles (36 ‘)
Although there are not as many motivations as Arsenal is desperately needed, Leicester started to be more excited than the guests who lacked the star to make Mesut Oezil because of injury. In the first 15 minutes, Emery showed concern outside the line when his Arsenal only held a 25% ball and allowed the opponent to choke.
With that, it was no surprise that Arsenal’s goal had to be staggered after Maddison’s or Jamie Vardy’s finishes. Fortunately for the Gunners, their goalkeeper Leno had an excellent day. Consecutively in the 27th and 28th minutes, he refused the ten chances that Maddison and Ndidi had before Arsenal.
By 32 minutes, Arsenal’s 6-time striker Jamie Vardy defeated Leno after Albrighton’s superb pass. Unfortunately, the phase of his ball to bring the ball into the crossbar.
In the first half, Arsenal rarely made it difficult for Leicester players when they only released 4 shots with only one goal. Meanwhile, up to 5 times the group accused Leno of having to show up after 12 “bombardment”.
Having fallen into such a difficult situation, the Gunners were still dead when Maitland-Niles received a second yellow card in the 36th minute for a foul on Maddison, thus being disqualified. With only 10 people on the pitch, the more pressure Arsenal have to face, the fact that they have conceded in the 59th minute is almost inevitable.
Starting from the suspension of Albrighton’s goal, Tielemans had a bad header to make Leno give up. After clearing the deadlock, Leicester took the initiative to reduce the pace of the match. Even so, Arsenal in the context of a number of disadvantages is not a problem for the host.
As the game progressed to the last minute, Arsenal could no longer afford to keep up with the opponent’s speedy play. In the 96th minute, goalkeeper Schmeichel made the perfect goal for Vardy to face Leno. Although it took 2 points to finish, the player finally doubled the gap for the home team.
Not only that, just before the game ended, Vardy also completed the double with a simple cushion after Ricardo Pereira’s cross. Thus, the English striker has scored a total of 8 goals against Arsenal. Among the Premier League representatives, except Arsenal, none of the teams that Vardy has conceded so much.
Disappointed under Leicester’s hand, Arsenal lost three consecutive league matches and continued to stand in fifth place. They are now 1 point behind Chelsea (ranked fourth) and more than MU standing just 2 points behind 66 versus 64). However, both of these direct competitors are currently playing less than Arsenal.