When the referee Martin Atkinson booked the Arsenal holding midfielder Francis Coquelin for a foul that was not as bad as the one he had not booked the Leicester DM Danny Drinkwater for earlier in the game, I started to worry that the officials would have another negative effect on one of our matches and less than 10 minutes later Atkinson proved me right.
Missing that blatant foul by Wes Morgan on Ozil was bad enough as it would have given Arsenal a free kick in a great position on the edge of the box just before half time was bad enough, but for him to compound the error by buying the dive by Vardy and giving the Foxes a penalty was nothing short of criminal.
Maybe the fact that we have lost five of the last seven games that Atkinson was in charge of is no coincidence. It was so harsh on the Gunners though, as we had started the game really well and created good chances, while defending their counter attacks pretty well.
It was not quite running for us and every rebound seemed to favour the visitors, while Cech had to make a great save from a Vardy header which was the clearest chance of the first half but I think we deserved to be level at the break at the very least.
Maybe someone told Atkinson during the break that he had messed up, because not long after the restart he finally gave Simpson a card and soon after he showed him another, leaving Leicester with over half an hour to play with 10 men. Luckily we made good use of that time to get the points, although it was well into Fergie-time before Danny Webeck secured the points.
But if Atkinson had been fairer from the start it would have been much less nerve-wracking for us Gooners!