Arsenal title and Man United hopes hit by late Leicester winner

Arsenal fans were just getting ready for the long awaited faltering from our Premier League title rivals Leicester City to begin and it looked like the visitors to the King Power stadium today, Norwich City, might return to Norfolk with even more than a point.

The Canaries had stood up to anything the Foxes threw at them and were beginning to look like scoring at the other end. Nathan Redmond had just fired narrowly wide with Schmeichel well beaten and Claudio Ranieri threw on another striker in Ulloa for a defender and the sub popped up at the back post to score a last minute winner.

It was very tough on the visitors but it is Arsenal I feel sorry for as everything seems to keep going for Leicester while we keep getting hit with bad luck in the form of injury problems, poor decisions from a referee and keepers having the game of their lives.

There is still a long way to go and a possible 36 points for Arsenal to play for, while Leicester are only five points in front. But that late winner piles the pressure on us for the big match against Man United and also increases the feeling that this season might just belong to the East Midlands club after all. What do you think Gooners?

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  1. NY_Gunner says:

    Pulis will stop them next match…

    1. Arsenal007 says:

      I hope we win the BPL…and I feel we will.
      However, if we don’t, Wenger’s excuse will be….
      “we had a double against the champions (Leicester) and that shows mental strength”.
      Tomorrow will be very decisive for us.

  2. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Again……… Leicester wins Late minute……. Pushing the points ahead to another 5pts gap

    Let’s see how Arsenal approaches the game against manure……. Good they got to watch Leicester play today

    would love to examine the level of their seriousness and towards the titLe!

  3. mkgooner says:

    Leicester have many more of these types of games 2 come. Plenty of time for them to slip up with a 0-0.

  4. Demwan Jones says:

    Hopefully he does, if i were a neutral i will be supporting them but we need to win this league, or it will be a VERY BIG shame for wenger and all arsenal players

  5. Zulu-boy-SA says:

    This is no bad luck!

  6. dennis4ever says:

    If Leicester wins the league it will be a slap in the face for us. Leicester and the title we have been waiting for years? Cant even imagine…
    We have to win every game from now on!! Leicester’s last game will be against Chelsea. If the title race will just be decided in final round, i dont think Chelsea will do us a favour.

  7. goonthinker says:

    Lets start going on for a proper winning run
    the players need to start giving 100%

  8. TR7 says:

    the bitter truth is,we did not do it when it was in our hands now we have to pray for others to slip and all remaining games must wins,plus a goal drought to cosider.realy hurting.

    1. Arsenal007 says:

      True talk @TR7
      We had every chance to have put this season beyond all our rivals…however we’re in the position we are…and hoping our rivals slip up. Quite sad.
      We should understand that the title is already out of our hands. As much as we hope to win all our remaining matches, Leicester could also do same. But being the Gunner I am, I sadly have to join the bandwagon to wish Leicester slip up. Very sad.

  9. Twig says:

    What do I think?
    I think Leicester would be worthy champions.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Exactly. If they win it, then they deserve to be respected as true Champions. They are working hard enough…

  10. goonthinker says:

    No complacency here.
    This manutd game can easily be like southampton/chelsea matches.
    Especially if they start with the likes of schneiderlin and blind.

  11. Wayne Barker says:

    So if arsenal wins by scoring late, its because of pure handwork and determination but if Leicester or any other team does that its pure luck. Jeez

  12. davidnz says:

    Another reminder that even
    “safe” home games can not
    be taken for granted.
    We now must beat Utd.

  13. jonm says:

    Champions tend to win games they should have drawn and draw games they should have lost. Unfortunately this season Arsenal have had too many games where it is the other way round. We have had a number of excellent opportunities to pull ahead at the top of the table and establish a clear lead. We have the most difficult end to the season compared to our title rivals so we needed to be clear ahead. Unfortunately those missed opportunities have made our job more difficult. Leicester are showing no sign of faltering. Similarly Tottenham seem to be consistently good.

    I just hope we can do it but am concerned about the lack of goals. We need someone to get their scoring boots on.

  14. Davros says:

    See what worries me is that Leicester is showing signs or a certain characteristic that PL Champions show. Something Chelsea showed last season, City showed the season before. We showed it during the Henry years because we could rely on him to score the winning goal. Van Persie did it with us for one year and United the year we sold him.
    That Characteristic is: GRINDING OUT A WIN
    It doesn’t matter if the opponent is lower table, mid table or top of the table. It doesn’t matter if it is a late goal or early goal and maintaining the 1-0 lead.
    Nothing shameful of beating a bottom or mid table team by 1-0. A win is a win. And wins win you the PL Title
    Our defense including goalkeeper have been excellent and they have been giving us chances of winning but we end up losing or drawing many times because our goal scorers have been misfiring
    In my opinion, our strikers have been letting down the great work of Cech, bellerin, koscielny, Mert, Moneal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramey, and especially our Assist leader Ozil
    Mahrez and Vardy in particular have been dynamite this season for Leicester
    So far in terms of our Offense only Ozil, and Cazorla have been been of the same quality but they aren’t goal scorers per se
    If Welbeck, Alexis, Walcott and Giroud can start scoring, then things can change
    Hopefully, they can start tomorrow

    1. gunner_1395 says:

      let me correct u there my friend; our forward is not misfiring, they are firing blanks.

  15. jonm says:

    With regard to luck going in Leicester’s way, they have been lucky so far this season in that they have not had serious injuries to key players.

    We have had our usual string of injuries but as this happens every year it cannot be bad luck, it is due to something, training methods, playing style, other teams bad tackles, playing players who should be rested, buying injury prone players etc. whatever it is we should be sorting it.

    In other words, Leicester have had a little bit of luck with regard to injuries but their current success is down to the manager and players, not luck.

    1. Arsenal007 says:

      I define LUCK as :
      “When preparation meets opportunity”.
      So if we say Leicester has been lucky, then I agree…they really have.

      1. NY_Gunner says:

        Spot on…

  16. Fatboy Gooney says:

    If we can’t beat a injury ravaged Utd tomorrow then we simply don’t deserve to win the premier league!

    I would rather Leicester win it … if we can’t.
    Can you imagine the nightmare, if the Spuds won it ?

    Nooooooooooo!! ???

    1. jonm says:

      At least spuds and Leicester are teams which owe their success or otherwise to their fans. Not a billionaires toy or a marketing/advertising mechanism for Abu Dhabi.

      1. psytripps says:

        Leicester or Spuds won’t win the league. City are still our closest rivals. Leicester struggled to beat a very poor Norwich side. They will slip up. Teams now sitting deep and making it very hard for them. Look through the last 20 years teams don’t come from outside top 4 and win the league.

        1. SoOpa AeoN says:

          @psytripps….. Your analysis don’t hold water

        2. jonm says:

          Psytripps, i have been saying someting similar, Leicester are on a good run but will fade away. However, every test thrown at them they have passed and show no signs of fading away, so I have changed my mind. The main problem Leicester have is the depth of squad, if they have injuries to key players they cannot be replaced.

          If Leicester remain injury free with their key players then I think we will need an exceptional run of games to beat them. That exceptional run has to start today.

  17. ArseOverTit says:

    Has all been said really.

    Fair play to Leicester City for getting it right, so far!

    Man U will be out for blood so we better be up for it!

  18. Stef_Hur says:

    As much I want us to win the league, that much I want us to start playing again beautiful football and not that scrappy, solely relying on 2-3 players’ performance football we have been playing this year. I really hope Wenger(or better a new manager) sees what is really missing from our style of play ( a Cazorla type of player) and buys us one of the best, Isco for example. Add a WC striker to that and we are gonna have one of the best teams out there. As for Leicester, unfortunately I think they have the metal strength needed(the real one) to put this through and win the league, which we didn’t have the whole campaign.

  19. gunner_1395 says:

    I dont think we put up enough good performances to ask for luck.

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