It feels as though this season will never come to an end, anytime the Arsenal play an away League match – leaving the team matching up their worst away form of 7 consecutive losses since 1966, what a time it must have been.
One thing for certain, whoever becomes the new Arsenal manager needs to have the right abilities to spark fire from each individual.
With the team heading into the match against Leicester City, following their 5-0 thumping against Burnley a few days back. Arsene made few changes to the team selection that started against Burnley, sticking with Petr Cech, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding, Mavropanos, Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka, Danny Welbeck, Alex Iwobi, Henrik Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Yet another away game without a point, as the referee made some disgraceful call to ruin it for the Gunners against the foxes. Although the Gunners were shambolic with their defending in the first fifteen minutes of play, as they couldn’t clear the ball properly away from the penalty area that led to them conceding a goal in the 14th minute.
The Gunners only half-cleared the resulting corner by Leicester and when Christian Fuchs tossed the ball back in, Diabate headed the ball down for Iheanacho, who drilled the ball into Cech’s net from 12 yards.
Ninety-two seconds later, Arsenal were down to 10 men when the referee decided to show Mavropanos a red card which was very harsh looking at the situation of how things panned out. Mavropanos lost the ball and right after, he and Iheanacho bumped into each other, which led to the dismissal of the young Greek defender.
The first half was a horror show for the Gunners but the second half seemed to be something worthy of a game changer, well for the first twenty minutes of the second half. Arsenal brought renewed energy in the second half and took only seven minutes to draw level. Maitland-Niles hustled in behind the Leicester defence before cutting back for Aubameyang – testing Jakupovic who did well to block the initial effort but was powerless to deny the Arsenal striker his ninth goal in 12 league games on the rebound.
The referee awarded the host a penalty in the 76th minute, which Vardy stepped up and scored for the host team. Gray who looked like Mkhitaryan clipped him down, really made the most out of the situation, convincing the referee to award his team a penalty.
With the match coming to an end, Mahrez hit the Gunners on the counter to secure the win in the final minute. He sprinted down the right and was able to do further damage to the dismantled Gunners team and add to their away woes.