Arsenal succumbed to yet another defeat on the road as Leicester City stylishly put us to the sword at the King Power stadium this weekend.
There was no Xhaka or Cabellos for the game, and Tierney and Pepe were once again relegated to the bench, while Ozil started alongside Lacazette and Aubameyang.
Second half goals from Jamie Vardy (who else?) and James Madison were enough to deny us any points from a game where there were actually some green shoots of Arsenal improvement for the first hour.
We even looked like we’d taken the lead at one point, with Aubameyang poking the ball home, only for the linesman (not VAR) to rule it offside. We almost scored after Leicester hit the bar, but a scything, promising move came to nothing after the final pass was misplaced.
However, once the Vardy goal went in, we had no more shots in the game, the damage was done and our seemingly now traditional collapse occurred, Madison adding Leicester’s second and pretty much ending the game with a tidy finish.
In a weekend where Spurs dropped points at home to Sheffield United, and Man City looking likely to drop points, this could have been a huge game to turn around our fortunes, instil some confidence on the road and relieve some of the pressure from Emery, but sadly, it wasn’t to be.
Emery bought on Pepe with 15 minutes to go to try and save the game, but we looked toothless and bereft of ideas by this point and the game was gone.
We face Southampton in two weeks time at home, and even that isn’t a certain three points despite the way they are playing, due to the way we are playing.
Arsenal seem to be supporting the Manager despite the ‘noise’ of the fans, but things are not improving week in week out, and we are losing ground on the top teams.
Something needs to change and very quickly.