The Foxes defeated a ten-man Arsenal 3-1 at the King Power Stadium thanks to goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy, and Riyad Mahrez.
Young defender Konstantinos Mavropanos was sent off early in the match for hauling down Iheanacho. The disadvantage did little to help to already struggling Gunners, despite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang briefly drawing them level.
For Arsenal it was once again a night of defensive errors and sloppy passing which let them down. But for all the faults across the team that evening, the brunt of the blame is being directed 22-year-old attacker Alex Iwobi.
The Nigeria international struggled to make an impact against the Foxes and drew a lot of frustrations from the travelling Arsenal fans for his wayward passes and poor attempts on goal. Some are even going as far to say that it's time the club cashed in on the academy graduate.
The first thing the new Arsenal manager has got to do is sell Cech and Iwobi. Woefully bad is being extremely kind.— Dan (@danknibbs49) May 9, 2018
Please can the next Manager sell Iwobi 😭🙌🏽— ✌🏽🇧🇧 Yes I T’Challa (@Caineos_5) May 9, 2018
Iwobi is useless, he’s never good I’m afraid— MJ (@MichaelJones85) May 9, 2018
Iwobi is not good enough to play for Arsenal. His decision making is abysmal— Daren Tan (@darentan1809) May 9, 2018
Arsenal fans seemed to have been very quick to turn on Iwobi, after the player put in an excellent performance against Burnley in the Gunners' previous fixture.
Iwobi's decision making was far better at the Emirates, where he created attacking moves with some excellent through balls. He even bagged a well deserved goal to put Arsenal 4-0 up on the Clarets.
The young Gunner's poor showing against Leicester is, if anything, emblematic of Arsenal's poor form away from home as a whole. None of the players put in a shift to be proud of against the Foxes, but Iwobi seems to have become the target.
Iwobi takes one bad shot and gets slated. Ramsey played shit, no one says a word. Holding got spun countless times, no one says a word. Kolasinac dropped a shocker, no one says a word.— T (@NketiahEra) May 9, 2018
For the majority of the game Iwobi was good yet you’re gonna judge him off a 20 second clip?
There is still time for Iwobi to develop his craft, and should be given the chance to do so under the next manager. Perhaps a spell on loan could do him some good, or Arsenal fans should be more patient that the 22-year-old can become a good player for the Gunners one day.