0 - 1 Alexis Sanchez 20'
1 - 1 Leonardo Ulloa 22'
A poor Arsenal showing today against a spirited Leicester City side resulted in a point for both teams, and the Gunners will go into the international break with quite a few questions to ponder. Alexis Sanchez' opportunistic strike after 20 minutes was almost immediately equaled by a Leonard Ulloa header after some quite bad Arsenal defending, and Arsenal simply couldn't coordinate any kind of sustained attack against the Foxes for the next 70 minutes.
Twelve minutes in, Laurent Koscielny took a header to the skull from Jeff Schlupp, and despite trying to play on with staples in his scalp and a cloth swim cap on when he really should not have (hey, FA, maybe it's time to allow a possibly concussed player to sub off without it counting against a team's three subs?), he had to leave the match, but only after Schlupp had beaten Mathieu Debuchy, Mathieu Flamini, and Per Mertesacker up the right hand side to cross for Ulloa to score over the dazed Koscielny.
Calum Chambers replaced the Frenchman, and had a few of those 19-year old moments that he's had so far this season, particularly at the end of the first half, as Leicester poured forward. The second half was pretty dire both ways, the best opportunities coming for Ulloa and Ramsey in the 53rd and 55th minute, and a late effort from sub Jamie Vardy tested Wojciech Szczesny. Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both came on 76 minutes in, but Arsenal's creativity was pedestrian in the second half after a few good moments over the top in the first.
This team needs to work out some solutions quickly, especially while Mikel Arteta is out injured. Hopefully he comes back soon and Arsenal revert to the 4-2-3-1 that at least had some solidity last season.
Let's all take a vacation.