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Iwobi subbed as Gunners slip to third straight defea

Arsenal’s top-four hopes was on Sunday (today) dealt another blow after losing 3-0 to Leicester City in the Premier League.

Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi was on till the 46th minute for Arsenal before being replaced by Laurent Koscielny.

It was the same number of minutes that Leicester City and Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi lasted on the pitch before making way for Harvey Barnes.

Ndidi’s removal could be a precautionary step after the Nigerian had been yellow carded in the 13th minute. Meanwhile compatriot, Kelechi Iheanacho was on the bench for the entire duration.

The foxes took advantage of Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ dismissal in the 36th minute following a harsh tackle on James Maddison to compound Arsenal’s misery.

Niles earlier been booked in the eighth minute by centre referee Michael Oliver.

A double by Jamie Vardy in the 86th minute and stoppage time after Youri Tielemans opener shortly before the hour mark saw Arsenal slip to their third straight defeat. Vardy has now scored eight goals in his last nine matches against the Gunners.

Defeats to Crystal Palace and Wolves in the past week had already damaged the Gunners’ hopes of securing a top-four spot but their latest reverse against the Foxes now means they could end the day four points shy of the Champions League qualification places, if Chelsea overcome Manchester United.

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Arsenal, who remain fifth, were second best all afternoon and needed Bernd Leno to keep the score down with fine saves from Vardy and Ricardo Pereira.


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