The season refuses to take off for Arsenal who did grab the lead on their visit to Leicester thanks to Alexis Sanchez, but a minute later conceded an equalizer from Jose Ulloa, who had quite a few chances to decide the match and not let it end in a 1-1 draw.
The curse of injuries continues for Arsenal. There has to be something more than bad luck to all of this, but I guess it depends on the case. Olivier Giroud couldn’t play which meant Yaya Sanogo playing up front, and looking a lot like the French Nicklas Bendtnder, which means not doing a lot to help his team.
Still, Sanogo was involved in the first goal after 20 minutes. A clever chip from Santi Cazorla was handled badly by the French striker, but Sanchez reacted quickly enough to beat the rushing Leicester defenders, putting Arsenal ahead, but not for long.
A few minutes before the first goal, Jeffery Schlupp clashed heads with Laurent Koscielny, who had to leave the field and get some treatment before returning quite groggy, possibly with a concussion. Koscielny was the one to blame as Schlupp got forward on the left wing and delivered a cross the French centre back should have handled better, instead allowing Ulloa to score the equalizer.
Arsenal had their chances and later introduced Lukas Podolski to try and save the day, but a bad day from all of their creative midfield, including Aaron Ramsey and especially Mesut Ozil, meant that for all of their possession and control, Leicester were the much more dangerous side, and if it wasn’t for two great saves by Wojciech Szczesny in the second half, the hosts would have won the match.
Arsenal are still undefeated, but already four points behind the league leaders in an era where it takes a lot more points than before to win titles. The offense looks stuck and slow, which is surprising considering the talent and familiarity of most players with the system. Once again, a few more bad results and the fingers pointing at Arsene Wenger will be coming again.