Arsenal 1 Leicester City 1

Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal in the English Premier League after joining Arsenal to give the Gunners the lead but it was neutralized quite quickly as hosts Lesicester City looked good enough for the 1-1 draw. In a match that saw a now somewhat typical Arsenal – strong in possession but awful in scoring for a top 4 club – waste plenty of opportunities yet again and also saw some sloppy defending at the back.

Arsenal lost centre-back Laurent Koscielny to an apparent head injury early during their Premier League clash with Leicester City, as the French international got the worse end of a clash with Jeffrey Schlupp. The experienced defender received extensive treatment on the pitch, but he didn’t look well at all. The treatment continued in the tunnel as Arsenal were hesitant to go for an immediate substitute, and Koscielny returned to the field wearing a protective wrap on his head. However, Koscielny was clearly out of sorts and lost his positioning when Leicester scored, prompting Arsene Wenger to bring on Calum Chambers.

Really awful performance by Arsenal. Where are the goals going to come from to balance our weak defense? Monreal in particular looks prone to sloppy defending although he does provide some width going forward. Merterzger Unfortunately we have a lot of “deliciate darlings” in the squad. Giggs, Walcott, Wilshire esp. With just a day left we still need at the least a holding midfielder – which scares me as with the exception of Oxalade-Chamberlain, the midfielders look fragile – another defender and yes a striker! Urgent! But can Arsene Wenger manage a trio of signings to sort out our shaky looking squad? I highly doubt it.

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