Leicester City became the latest team to add misery to Arsenal’s already frailing top-four chances with a convincing victory over 10-man Gunners.
Are Arsenal’s chances of a top-four finish now indeed over? One could certainly imagine so after yet another loss, this time to Leicester City. This was also their third consecutive league loss after defeats to Crystal Palace and Wolves, while the lost three points against the Foxes mean that Arsenal are in real danger of not finishing the season in Champions League places.
For some, it did not feel like a loss right from the start, although the feeling started kicking in after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off for a second bookable offence. Some thought it was a harsh red card, but he did commit those fouls from a neutral perspective.
After a goalless first half, Youri Tielemans broke the deadlock, exposing the Arsenal defence like Crystal Palace and Wolves did a few days ago. Jamie Vardy then joined the party to add insult to injury by scoring a brace, with the second coming with the last kick of the game.
Twitter wasn’t happy at all with Arsenal’s performance as the Gunners have now lost three games in what could have, and has been a season-defining week, conceding three in each of those defeats. We take a look at some of the tweets that came as a reaction to yet another away loss for Arsenal.
The general talking point was all Arsenal and their top four chances.
Pereira outlined Kolasinac’s lack of defensive quality & never received the brunt of his offensive quality. #LeiArs
— Dominic Wells (@DominicWells_SJ) April 28, 2019
Couldn't care less about the @ManUtd @ChelseaFC games later on now. We aren't getting top 4 regardless so all eyes turn to the 2 thuesday night games against @valenciacf (which will be very tough). Can only pray we somehow win Europa League #LEIARS @Arsenal #COYG 😔
— SM. (@SmitMehtaAFC) April 28, 2019
Just seen the Arsenal score… the frig is going on at the Emirates?! Is Emery a United fan?! Conceded 3 goals in each of their last 3 games… If United manage a win today (unlikely) we're still on for top 4! #LEIARS #MUNCHE
— Ben Balentine (@BenBalentine) April 28, 2019
Arsenal never seems to disappoint me. Always on time for the L in a beautiful fashion.#LEIARS
— IGBINOSA (@Rufusmarch) April 28, 2019
— Paul Wilkinson (@EPaulW) April 28, 2019
— Tevan_Patrick (@TevanPatrick) April 28, 2019
— bibi (@opokugyambibi) April 28, 2019
Supporting Arsenal should be illegal, it's much more damaging to your health than smoking crack.
— Shaun (@ArsenalReviewed) April 28, 2019
— hardik dhiman (@soberlysavage) April 28, 2019
Arsenal have an outside chance to finish in the top 4 but you know Arsenal aren't going to take advantage and we will end up disappointed again. pic.twitter.com/LipP7XR2ND
— P™ (@Cechque) April 28, 2019
Then again the game changing moment came when Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off, and there were really mixed reactions to that incident. Some believe it crumbled the entire team’s efforts, while some came directly to defend the versatile star.
— Kev Kenny (@KevKenny) April 28, 2019
— Graham Matthews (@180Gringo) April 28, 2019
Thats that then ….rest of the game we play with 10 men #MaitlandNiles sees 🔴
— GoonerGlenn (@GoonerGlenn) April 28, 2019
— WittyFutty⚽️ (@wittyfutty) April 28, 2019
— Craig Smith (@Craig011011) April 28, 2019
Maitland Niles should never play another game for us again. Piss poor for weeks and now has probably cost us our place in the top four. Sell him in summer and buy someone who can cope at this level.
— Tom Todhunter (@tdhntr) April 28, 2019