Vardy swept home at the end of one of many excellent moves the Foxes produced during the course of an entertaining game at the King Power Stadium before Maddison rifled a superb finish into the bottom corner to double the lead 15 minutes from time.
Leicester had earlier been denied by the crossbar as Wilfred Ndidi’s 12-yard shot found a wooden home, while Vardy had been denied in the first half by a vital touch from Callum Chambers sliding back at the far post.
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The defeat plunges Unai Emery‘s future into yet more doubt, with Arsenal now eight points off the top four and without a win in five games in all competitions.
Leicester, conversely, leapfrog Chelsea and Manchester City – still to play against Liverpool – and could end the weekend just five points off the Premier League leaders.
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