Arsenal’s once promising push for the Champions League places appears to be in tatters after three straight defeats against Crystal Palace, Wolves and, most recently on Sunday afternoon, Leicester City. The Foxes striker Jamie Vardy, who scored twice in the 3-0 victory for his side, couldn’t resist the opportunity to troll famous Arsenal fan Piers Morgan.
Unai Emery’s side were second best yet again, as their dismal away form continued. Youri Tielemens scored the opening goal to lay the foundations for Leicester’s fifth and biggest win under Brendan Rodgers, who replaced Claude Puel earlier in the season.
They are hoping to finish seventh in the Premier League, a position that will then give them a Europa League place should Manchester City beat Watford in the FA Cup final later this month.
Hi @piersmorgan 🤪👋🏼— Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) April 28, 2019
Morgan is one of the most vocal Arsenal supporters, particularly on Twitter. It was there that Vardy, soon after full time, poked fun at the TV host.
You alright hun @piersmorgan 😂— Rebekah Vardy (@RebekahVardy) April 28, 2019
His wife Rebekah also joined in. The former England striker famously almost joined the Gunners in 2016 after Leicester’s amazing title win, but rejected them to stay at the King Power Stadium. Surely he’s thinking that was a great decision right now.
The Gunners will know that their biggest priority from now to the end of the season could be that competition. They’re in action against Emery’s former club Valencia in the semi final, starting on Thursday, and could meet Chelsea in the final.
Winning it would be another route back into the Champions League, a competition they have missed out on for a couple of years now.
If they are to get back in the top four, they’ll need help from others. But the good thing for them is that nobody seems to want to finish in those positions.
Manchester United face Chelsea having lost seven of their last nine games, while the Blues dropped points against Burnley on Monday night. Their rivals Tottenham also lost at home to West Ham on Saturday. Perhaps it isn’t quite over yet.