High-flying Leicester moved into second spot after easing past Arsenal at the King Power and mounting the pressure on Unai Emery.
Arsenal plod along under Unai Emery, never quite so bad as to merit his dismissal but never really good enough to suggest an exciting future. Times change quickly in football, reputations come and go.
James Maddison fired Leicester's second against Arsenal to pile the pressure on beleaguered Gunners boss Unai Emery
So it wasn’t actually a surprise to see Leicester dominating possession in the first half and Arsenal resorting to a back five for long periods of the first half, both to contain the creative threat of Leicester and shore up their own flaky defence.
Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding were making their first Premier League starts of the season and by and large the system worked. Leicester had plenty of the ball in midfield, where Wilfried Ndidi toiled and James Maddison swaggered to good effect. Yet they only rarely broke through that Arsenal line.
Ayoze Perez managed to get behind Holding to cross requiring Calum Chambers to clear early on. Bernd Leno’s lapse in concentration on 21 minutes, allowing the ball to run past him, was foolish in the extreme with Jamie Vardy lurking and pressing but they survived that.
The two scorers for the hosts celebrate after the Foxes' stellar form continued with an impressive victory at the King Power
Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Ndidi, Perez (Gray 59), Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy
Unused substitutes: Justin, Morgan, Albrighton, Ward, Choudhury, Praet
Scorers: Vardy 68, Maddison 75
Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, Luiz, Holding (Pepe 77), Bellerin, Torreira (Willock 80), Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Unused substitutes: Tierney, Sokratis, Martinez, Martinelli, Saka
Jamie Vardy had fired Leicester into the lead on their home turf after dispatching beyond Bernd Leno and into the far corner
The Foxes frontman wheeled away in elation as Brendan Rodgers' high-flying men moved up into the lofty heights of second
Vardy had opted to shoot from the edge of the box but his effort had been closed down rapidly by Matteo Guendouzi
Arsenal stopper Bernd Leno remained untroubled despite the hosts fizzing an inviting delivery across the face of his goalsonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
Referee Chris Kavanagh was unmoved after Caglar Soyuncu appeared to be dragged back inside the box by Guendouzi
Indeed, in their occasional forays into the last third of the pitch, Arsenal looked reasonably dangerous. Mesut Ozil, retained in the starting line up for a Premier League match