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Leicester City 3-1 Arsenal : Two Reasons Why Arsenal lost the game and One reason for us to be optimistic for next season

Leicester City, Leicester City Vs Arsenal, Leicester

Leicester City defeated Arsenal 3-1 at home to make it 7 away defeats on the road for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and his side as the end of an era looms in matter of days.

The home side showed the renaissance of their title winning campaign as they scored thrice to condemn Arsenal to another away defeat in the season.

Goals from Nigerian attacker Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez set the tone for a comfortable win while Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished from point blank range as it proved only to be a consolatory goal for the visitors.

With so many talking points around both the sides (Leicester City and Arsenal) particularly on the Arsenal front, we evaluate three significant points as regards to Leicester City’s master class performance.

Vardy Continues Arsenal Haunt

The English forward restored the lead for the hosts from 12 yards as he continues to find the back of the net against Arsenal.

He blasted the ball into the roof of the net thus giving Czech star Petr Cech no chance (of making a save) from the spot for Leicester City.

This goal marks Vardy’s statistics against Arsenal with 6 goals in 7 appearances as the striker averages almost a goal against the London side in every match.

That’s how devastating he has been against Arsenal as he once again found his scoring touch (though from the Penalty) in the convincing 3-1 home display.

Brilliant Riyad Mahrez

The match reports and analysis including the tactical deliberations would not be complete without the mention of Riyad Mahrez’s contribution to the match.

Just like Demarai Gray (who won the Penalty scored by Jamie Vardy in the box) following a tickling from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mahrez was superb as well in the match for Leicester City.

He crowned it all with a brilliant goal as he made a mess of the Arsenal defense line.

He received the ball from the run of play and rounded Arsenal center-back with Petr Cech in total disarray before finishing (coolly) past the Arsenal goal.

That was a class art as Mahrez’s genius was evident with the sort of brilliance and composure he showed to get on the scoresheet against Arsenal.

Aubameyang among the Goals

The Arsenal star was on the score sheet as he founds the net to bring his side back on level terms. The former Borussia Dortmund star was well placed to bundle the rebound into the roof of the net via the second attempt after his initial effort was saved by the Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Aubameyang might have joined the club in the transfer window but arguably he has stood out on top among the Arsenal mix just a few months after joining the club.

His goal scoring performance continues to exonerate him from the club’s shady outing in the season as he found the net twice against Burnley in Arsene Wenger’s last home game as Arsenal manager on Sunday.

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Obiweluozo Martins
A professional sportswriter who combs around the world for football matches. I follow the major leagues in Europe and of course the Champions League. I'm also a lover of International football as well as watching the beautiful game from all around the world with an eye on the youth game.

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