After getting their first win since project restart, Leicester City travelled to London to face Arsenal with their top-four chances under increased threat.
Two Nigerian players Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in action for Leicester City; two players who have had different outcomes since Premier League resumed actions.
While Ndidi has struggled, Iheanacho has been one of Leicester City’s brightest players anytime he’s on the pitch.
Against Arsenal on Tuesday night, it was the same. Left to do the hard work in midfield alone, Ndidi was dominated by Arsenal’s duo of Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka who completely ran the game.
In the second half when Leicester City had much of the ball, he didn’t have much to do than sideways passes.
It was a game that also exposed his weakness with the ball on his feet and his inabiltiy to try out those defence-splitting passes-something like what Ceballos did in the build up to Arsenal's goal.
Ndidi was eventually taken off in the 82nd minute.
On Iheanacho’s part, he was the only Leicester City player that troubled Arsenal in that first half. He had the first chance of the game, positioning well in the box to get on a cut back from Marc Albrighton but his low effort at goal was saved by Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez.
He had the ball in the net just after the 30-minute mark as he got on a cross from Jamie Vardy to finish past Martinez but VAR adjudged him to have fouled Sead Kolasinac in the build-up to the goal.
He also had a chance late in the first half with a half-volley from a Vardy cross that went straight to the goalkeeper.
Iheanacho was quieter in the second half as Arsenal sat deep and defended their 1-0 lead. He was taken off in the 59th minute.