Arsenal’s poor away form in the Premier League continued following a 2-0 loss to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang captained the Gunners, with Mesut Ozil returning to the side along with Sead Kolasinac, as James Vardy led the high-flying Leicester’s attack.
Arsenal were off to a positive start in the earlier interphase, but Alexandre Lacazette couldn’t cap off the moment as he dragged a scramble from Hector Bellerin’s cross wide on 14 minutes.
Brendan Rodgers side slowly contained the earlier pressure thrown their way and opened spaces in the wide areas after playing balls into the channels towards their front-men.
The Foxes were fired up in the second half, as Wilfred Ndidi rattled the top of the crossbar following a cut back in the area from Roberto Pereira 49 minutes gone.
Arsenal had the ball in the back of the net six minutes later through Aubameyang who finished off from Kolasinac’s supply, but it was disallowed for offside following a Video Assistant Referee review.
Rodgers issued the first change of the match in the 60th minute when Demarai Gray made way for Ayoze Perez, as the hosts went for more firepower upfront.
Then a slick move eight minutes later involving Pereira, Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans ended with Vardy, who complemented the move with a simple execution.
Vardy turned from goal-scorer to provider outside the area to James Maddison who arrived to the near side to drill beyond Bernd Leno with 15 minutes to spare.
The Foxes, who three just three years ago claimed the title, leapfrogged Chelsea in second place piling more pressure on the embattled Unai Emery in the process.