Chelsea in a slump, but Arsenal continues its hot streak.
Arsenal humbled their noisy neighbors after rocking up to the bridge against a team with a newly appointed manager and with their former player running his mouth about.
Gabriel pounced to nudge the ball over the line in the 63rd minute after the hosts failed to deal with Bukayo Sako’s right-wing corner, giving Arsenal a merited lead.
When the game was scoreless, they had the best chances, but Gabriel Martinelli curled a shot over the crossbar and Gabriel Jesus failed to hit the target with a diving header when unmarked.
Chelsea failed to produce clear-cut chances against their former opponents, with ex-Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failing to make an impression. They are now winless in four Premier League meetings.
Rewrite the stars.
James Arthur’s masterpiece is reverberating in everyone’s ears and they are rewriting the summons. The Gunners, who have not finished in the top four since 2016, have beaten Tottenham and Liverpool at home this season, albeit they were defeated 3-1 at Manchester United in September.
They made a statement that said, “Catch me if you can to Pep’s Mancheste City, as the two horse race has just grown greater.”
The Gunners ‘Gunning’ forward.
The victory returns Arsenal to the top of the table, two points ahead of Manchester City, which took the overnight lead with a last-gasp triumph over Fulham on Saturday. It also sends an even stronger message to City that Arsenal is likely to be their main title contender this season, following victories against Liverpool and Tottenham.
However, for Chelsea, it was another dismal performance that will add to the pressure on manager Graham Potter, especially after a 4-1 loss at his former club Brighton the week before.