The season looked promising for Arsenal especially after their summer transfer activities but it is feared that it is not turning the way it was expected as they suffered a 1-0 to Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday night.

Jamie Vardy came from the bench to deliver a win for the Foxes to hand Arsenal the third defeat in six games this season which stops them from making it to the top-four at the weekend.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta in his post-match reaction expressed his greatest disappointment at the decision by the referee to cancel Alexandre Lacazette’s first-half goal.

The former Lyon striker had driven home a header in the fourth minute but the goal was cancelled by the referee on the claim that Granit Xhaka interfered with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel from an offside position. This explanation obviously not accepted by the Spanish boss.

Mikel Arteta’s words have proven that he is not the happiest manager at the moment after stating that his team had the game in their hands in the first half and cannot explain what happened in the second half to have conceded a goal about 10 minutes to the end of the game.

He noted that he was pleased with his players’ performance because they pressed and showed aggression to be able to create chances and break Leicester City but went ahead to concede a goal.

What makes the former Man City assistant manager sad is the fact that “They didn’t have any shots on target and they were just waiting for a mistake to go on the break” he stated. Arsenal ended up falling for the trick as the Foxes took advantage of what Mikel Arteta described as a minimal mistake.

More to the pain is that the North London outfit lost David Luiz and Bukayo Saka to injury in the game.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.