The Gunners were pegged back to a point at the Emirates Stadium as Jamie Vardy’s late equaliser cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first-half opener.
Having had a number of chances to seal their victory, the hosts saw the advantage swing towards the Foxes when substitute Eddie Nketiah was sent off with 15 minutes to go for his challenge on James Justin.
Arteta though disputed VAR’s decision to show the 21-year-old a red card, and feels Leicester should have been a man down themselves at that point after Vardy caught Shkodran Mustafi with a stray boot.
“With the red card decision, he doesn’t see the player, he has to know he’s a young kid,” Arteta said.
“It can be a red card but then Leicester has to play with 10 men after 42 minutes.”
Arsenal legend Wright disagreed with Arteta’s assessment though, and believes the Gunners boss was merely frustrated by his side’s inability to put the game beyond any doubt.
Asked about the Vardy incident, Wright said: “That’s just purely accidental that. You can see Jamie Vardy has just slipped.
“He’s not trying to hit him in the face. That’s accidental.
“He (Arteta) can say whatever he likes about the sending off (for Nketiah) – it was a sending off- no matter what he says about his age and stuff.
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“The fact is you look back at that game and you can say chances have been missed. Arsenal have to be more ruthless in that department. The creativity in the past has not been great and that’s why we’ve been so dependent on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“But tonight the way they played they deserved another couple of goals. That would have taken the sting out of Leicester. Arsenal may have been able to control the game a bit more and catch them again a couple of times but the longer it went on with a team like Leicester they’re going to think ‘we’re still in this’ and they did.
“They came out the second half, they controlled it a lot better and the pressure was going to tell in the end.”