As football matches go this was a real humdinger, but unfortunately for Arsenal the key moments did little to help us earn a first Premier League point of the year away from home. But against a well up for it Foxes team the Gunners produced the sort of fighting team performance that we hope to see more of in the new era. Well done lads!
Having started well we had a quickfire double setback of a gpal against the early run of play and a harsh sending off for young Mavropanos, judged to be the last man when usually it would have been a yellow. For a horrible 12 or 20 minutes the game could have been over as Leicester were on fire while Arsenal looked all over the place.
So the way the players fought to steady the ship before starting to cause real problems ourselves was as welcome as it was unexpected. We may have rode our luck at times but we also defended like heroes and, to a man, refused to give up.
So many chances and great pieces of drama and periods of play in this amazing and absorbing game. Super saves from both keepers kept it balanced on a knife edge and neither side was going to give an inch but to take nothing away I do think that Arsenal deserved more.
When Aubameyang levelled in the 53rd minute it was only what our play deserved and instead of settling Arsenal went for the win. It was great stuff all round, apart from the referee who followed his harsh red card did nothing to help us and gave the hosts a penalty with 15 minutes to go.
With Arsenal trying to rescue the game it was not surprising that Mahrez bagged a late third to make the scoreline as harsh as hard on us as the referee had been. Plenty of positives, though, from this breathless battle against a very impressive Leicester City.
The one Arsene Wenger chants joined by the Foxes fans at the end were top class by the way.