Leicester City 3 Arsenal 1
Ihenacho 14, Vardy 76 pen Mahrez 90 Aubameyang 56 (Mavropanos (R)15)

So the wait for Arsenal’s first away point on 2018 goes on. It should have arrived here, but having gone a goal down to Kelechi lhenacho’s strike, the Gunners quest appeared to be doomed, and even more so when Konstantinos Mavropanos was red carded for hauling down Leicester City striker. A second half leveller fro Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal hope and actually there were signs that this could be a point or better on the road. Those hopes were snuffed out however when Henrikh Mkitaryan was adjudged to have brought down Demarai Gray in the area.

It was a controversial decision, but Jamie Vardy rifled in from the penalty spot. Matters got worse when from a break away, Riyad Mahrez struck the Foxes third to inflict another way day loss for Arsene Wenger’s side. The Gunners boss will face Huddersfield away for his final Premier League fixture and a super charged Terriers who beat the drop with their 1-1 at Chelsea will look to do Arsenal no favours in a season which cannot finish soon enough for the North London side.

The home supporters shows their appreciation for Wenger’s 22 Yeats at the helm of Arsenal, joining in a chorus of ” There’s only one Arsene Wenger, which the Gunners expressed his gratitude for. The game itself changed with the awarding of the penalty. Once Mavropanos was red carded, Danny Welbeck was sacrificed to bring on Shkodran Mustfafi and although Petr Cech produced some good saves, Arsenal were worthy of at least a point agreed Wenger.

“Overall I believe we played a great game today. Even with 10 against 11 we should win the game. I’m convinced what changed the game was the penalty. I have complaints about the red card as well but I think we dealt well with the situation. I would like to praise the team for the spirit they showed tonight.

“There is always a reason for the defeat, but if you isolate each game, it is unfortunate what happened tonight. I think the Premier League has voted against VAR and it is upsetting. It destroys me because we were in front of the rest of the world, and now we want to be behind,” he said.

Wenger suffered his first defeat against Leicester in his 23rd meeting with the Foxes (P23 W14 D8 L1) and Arsenal have lost seven consecutive top-flight away matches for the first time since January 1966. The Gunners will look to arrest that away day decline in Wenger’s final match on Sunday.