EPL: Why 1-0 fall against Leicester City is more than a defeat for Arsenal


North London outfit Arsenal were blank against Leicester City on Sunday night in the Premier League clash as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to make it their third defeat in six games this season.

Arsenal were denied a point at the Emirates Stadium, no thanks to Jamie Vardy’s second-half strike which condemns the North London club to just nine points this season. A victory in the game would have lifted Mikel Arteta’s team to a top-four spot.

The end justified the means for Arsenal as they were in control of the game in the first half but did not finish with the same tempo as the Gunners’ defence could not stop the England international striker from finding the back of the net after he was introduced later in the game.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright fears that the result between his former club and Leicester City is more than a defeat but it might have exposed the team’s weakness, noting that they will be facing Man United next weekend.

He fears that the Red Devils have got a speedy frontline with Marcos Rashford and Edison Cavani and the Gunners team might not stand against them if they do not find a way of digging in.

Ian Wright stated that Man United is another team that will want to play in the break, stressing that they will do the same thing as the Foxes which means Arsenal must find a way to pass through to break them down.

He lamented that Leicester City have got better-attacking players than Jamie Vardy, expressing fears that Marcus Rashford could cause Arsenal the same problem when they meet next week Sunday.

Meanwhile, manager Mikel Aretta expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the referee to cancel Arsenal’s first-half goal as that would have lifted his team to score more before the Vardy goal.


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