Leicester City 3-0 Arsenal: 10-man Gunners lose again as top four hopes fade further


Leicester City 3-0 Arsenal: 10-man Gunners lose again as top four hopes fade further

Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four took another dent as they were beaten 3-0 by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

The Gunners had to play 55 minutes with 10-men after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was booked twice in the opening exchanges and from then on an already dominating Foxes side crushed their opponents.

Granit Xhaka of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match against Leicester City at The King Power Stadium

Brendan Rodgers’ side might feel the scoreline didn’t adequately reflect their performance but this was down to some superb shot-stopping from rival goalkeeper Bernd Leno who kept them out with eight saves, including a couple of fine efforts to deny Wilfred Ndidi and Harvey Barnes.

Unai Emery’s side were restricted to tame efforts on the counter, while they did threaten at set-pieces when they got forward but in the end a Youri Tielemans header and two late strikes from Jamie Vardy ended their resistance.