The race for the top-four has continued to show its ugly side as the teams fighting the spots continue showing and displaying minor prospects of showing their gusto towards the same.
Tottenham was hit in the last minutes by the Hammers on Saturday in an EPL match to continue laying the prospects of other teams going ahead of them and Arsenal was not lucky enough to reduce the gap when they faced Leicester.
The Gunners went down 3-0 to a vibrant Leicester City side at the King Power Stadium, and although the Foxes’ goals all came in the second half via one from Youri Tielemans and a late brace from Jamie Vardy – the game’s big turning point came in the first period.
It was then that the youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off for two bookable offences with the score at 0-0, with his second challenge going in on Leicester’s James Maddison.
There were a few suggestions that Maddison ‘bought’ the decision as it was something of a soft one, with the challenge taking place on the halfway line and leading to Michael Oliver awarding the second yellow.
The distraught Maitland-Niles could then be seen walking towards Maddison and shaking his head, with Sky Sports coverage showing him mouthing the words “that’s poor man” to Maddison.
The Leicester playmaker then approaches Maitland-Niles before the pair embrace.
Arsenal’s defeat has left them fifth in the Premier League table ahead of Manchester United who has a game against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.