It's time to look forward and see what tweaks and changes Arsenal can make in the near future to avoid a repeat of the Foxes loss.
But it's not the end of the world. Defeats come and go, but Arsenal remains—and there is definitely a way to learn from this fiasco and move forward. We've gathered a few suggestions what exactly could be done to change the team for the better.
essdotc on Reddit: "I'm upset but I've tempered it with the fact that the formational change was new and still needs some tweaking. We need to play through the center much more and that will come with time as the players unlearn what Artetas drilled into them with his 343.
"Xhaka in particular, if you're being honest, was never this conservative under Wenger and at least during the first half seemed to have been freed a little bit to be more expansive. But as the game wore on he retreated back into his shell since it looks like he was then instructed to take up more of a LCB position.
"Dani also needs to be more adventurous and again that will come with some unlearning. Hopefully he sits in front of Partey + Xhaka or Elneny soon rather than being shunted to the right of midfield where his first instinct is to play it back. Auba on the right is an experiment that hopefully we've seen the last of."
Gooner_LK6, Goonersworld: "Should've bought in Aouar, we are gonna struggle massively with no creativity, especially with Ozil being expelled from playing."
tcahill, Arsenal Mania: "I believe we have the players to challenge for top 4, but our system is currently flawed. There are two quick fixes we need to do ASAP.
"1) Auba needs a go centrally. We actually have a decent set of wingers with Pepe, Willian, Nelson, Saka. Put one either side of him and we might be able to create something. Auba is a finisher, and having him on the wing deprives us of a wide creative force.
"2) Reform our midfield system. A short term fix would be to play Partey at the base of a three, with a roaming Ceballos on the right and a more offensive minded midfielder on the left. Who plays on the left is a harder questions to answer, but Granit is unsuited.
"Our options aren't great, Elneny, Saka, Smith Rowe, Willock, Willian. Saka looks like the frontrunner at the moment, however Smith Rowe is a possibility and Willock's strength is meant to be carrying the ball from deep (I don't really rate him but this could be his big chance)."
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tribuna.com: "I am only begging Arteta to involve Saliba in the first team. I think Saliba, despite his lack of competitiveness last year due to injuries is fully recovered and even played the final games with St Etienne. Also, at any rate he is better than Mustafi.
"Today, when I saw Wesley Fofana, who used to be Saliba's teammate at Saint Etienne putting on a tremendous performance for Leicester, I wonder why the hell Saliba can’t start for us. He is young but experienced enough as he was the boss in his old team defence. Arteta needs to stop bullshiting over nonsense cuz this might cost him his job. Go, gunners. We will prevail."
KSBrian007, Reddit: "Guys, let us all first admit that with good enough ruthless finishers, we'd have won this game with a comfortable 3-1 scoreline. That's discarding the other 3-4 chances we created because you know, not every one has to go in.
"I think we as a fanbase were groomed by Arsene Wenger that unless a club is creating 50 chances a game, their creativity is dross. This game didn't 'lack Ozil' as the narrative is starting to bite.
"We need to start asking more from the people who put away chances. Teams finish the little they have. Look at how clinical Bayern are! In their recent game vs Frankfurt, they managed 9 shots on target. They scored 5 goals. Vs Atletico, they freakin managed 5 shots on target and got 4 goals.
"We had 4 on target with zero goals and the conversation is about Ozil. You wanna know how many Leicester had? 2. They won the game. You won't hear them write paragraphs and attack social media admins over James Maddison. Because their strikers are as clinical as the word goes."
Aussie_gunner123, Arsenal Mania: "So Arteta points out in his press conference that the 2nd half may have been to do with fatigue & tiredness.
"He's got to realise that we've had numerous away and tough games in 2 weeks, maybe the Europa League is when he should be rotating the squad and playing a few youngsters rather then more of our 1st choice players."
How do you think Arsenal can fix their creativity issue?