Gunners Fail to Hold Party Despite Partey Inclusion

For a second Premier League game in a row, Arsenal have failed to gain the least of points. It was a 1-0 loss to Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium tonight the same way we did when Pep Guardiola hosted us last weekend.

Our captain who came on as a substitute to seal a win for us away at Austria on Thursday returned to the starting lineup with our new signing Thomas Partey maintaining his place after making his full debut in our last game. That still did not give us an avenue to host a party at the end of the day.

With the way we approached the game from the beginning, one would have easily predicted an easy ride for us. In not more than three minutes into the encounter, we had already scored a goal through Alexandre Lacazette.

We were hit so hard as the goal did not count based on the judgment that Granit Xhaka had obstructed the visiting goalkeeper, Kaspar Schmeichel. Many opined that it was not a fair decision after all.

Our continued resistance for a positive result was evident in our action of dominating and restricting the visitors to their half for much of the first half.

All our resilience in the remaining part of the opening forty-five minutes created no clear chance except for once when Kieran Tierney's cross came in from the left but could not be connected to by Lacazette.

Both sides pressed hard upon restart and the addition of Jamie Vardy served as a great boost for the Foxes who would later go on to seal victory through him.

WE were so close to getting something but were denied by Schmeichel's parry from Hector Bellerin's volley aided by a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cross.

Vardy headed home from a sharp counter attack with just ten minutes to go, condemning us to another defeat in the league. That was his eleventh against us in eleven league appearances.

Sunday night's loss plunged us down to tenth position on the Premier League table, a development that has come as a source of worry for many supporters? Are we set to stage a repeat of our recent ugly seasons?

Arsenal will be at the Emirates Stadium again this Thrsday for the second group stage match of the UEFA Europa League. 

Irish side, Dundalk, who we have never played before lost their first match to Molde despite taking the lead earlier.

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