As Spurs dig out a George Graham result, Arsenal flop at Leicester

Arsene’s farewell tour continued with another defeat at Leicester.

Will the clueless Iwobi play under the next manager?

Wouldn’t think so.

Back in February, Spurs won the North London derby to jump into the top four and they’ve been there every since, despite stuttering.

With Sissoko and Wanyama in centre mid against Newcastle, and Eriksen playing too far forward, Spurs didn’t click or threaten. They’d lost their balance & rhythm.

Newcastle contained them rather well and Kane still looked half a yard short.

It was 0-0 at half-time. Then, in 50, Kane hit a killer shot just inside the post.

Spurs 1 Newcastle 0 was the final score.

Chelsea dominated Huddersfield, who defended with 10 men from the start. They left 29-year old Belgian striker Laurent Depoitre up front on his own. He broke away in 50 minutes, collided with keeper Willie Caballero, then recovered to score a priceless goal.

Depoitre won the league with Gent in 2016 and was signed from Porto by manager David Wagner last summer. He cost a club record fee of £3.5 million.

Chelsea’s equaliser was a freak rebound that came when a defender cleared a cross that smashed into Marcos Alonso’s head and bounced into the net.

Huddersfield, newly-promoted, held on to secure Premier League status next season.

I thought Aubameyang would score last night and he did.

But I’ve not had a bet on an Arsenal game since they lost 1-3 at home to Monaco. Because I don’t trust them and don’t trust the Colney Creche culture.

Leicester beat Arsenal 3-1 last night after centreback Mavropanos was sent off in 15 minutes.

Remarkably, Arsenal are the only club the England’s top four leagues without an away win in 2018. And without an away draw either.

Merci, Arsene!

Thanks for giving the next manager a unique Arsenal team that hasn’t got one point away from home since 2018 started – and it’s now May 10th. The legendary Arsene  has left you a mediocre squad containing, I think, a lot of nervous millionaires.


Leicester City: Jakupovic, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, Choudhury, Adrien Silva, Diabate, Vardy, Iheanacho.
Subs: Gray, Hamer, Dragovic, Iborra, Benalouane, Thomas, Barnes.

Arsenal: Cech, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Mavropanos, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Xhaka, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Welbeck.
Subs: Mertesacker, Ospina, Mustafi, Nelson, Nketiah, Osei-Tutu, Willock.

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire).