Arsenal defeated Chelsea 3-1 at Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day, ending in a style that emphasized their disastrous recent form.
After Kieran Tierney was knocked down by the box, the Gunners hit the front from the penalty spot via Alexandre Lacazette. After that, they extended their advantage from the amazing Granit Xhaka free kick. Their victory seemed to be rubber stamped by Bukayo Saka’s cross invading the net, but Tammy Abraham pulled back the goal in the second half and Bernd Leno was on the spot within the stop time. Refused.
Here’s what I learned from Emirates Stadium:
Arsenal finish a terrible home run
Surprisingly, this victory against the blues represents Arsenal’s first five-game victory in the Premier League at Emirates Stadium. In fact, they faced the match with four defeats and a draw. So this victory was a very shocking result. In fact, if they had lost, it would have been the second time in 25 years that they had played six games in a row without winning the league at home.
If the Gunners can combine several home wins, they can quickly climb the table.
The gunner actually fires
One aspect that led them to three points was actually aggressive play. Ironically, they have been struggling. The Gunners actually looked like a threat throughout the game and achieved their goals of 15 and 7 shots. This was the most common league match throughout the season. That’s well above their match average of 3.5.
Its new creativity should be a relief to see and a very good omen as Arsenal seeks to improve their destiny.
Chelsea’s defensive concerns are back
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea have built a reputation as one of the league’s most defensive and stubborn teams, scoring five consecutive goals after Edouard Mendy’s arrival.
However, the past few weeks have seemed to be vulnerable, and Gunners are more likely to find the net as they move forward. Bruce’s defense didn’t seem to have much cohesion or organization, and it turned out to allow one of the most helpless teams in the league this season to be 3 to 1. Chelsea will have to tighten again if they want Liverpool to compete for the title.
The spirit of the gunner reappears
Of course, the victory is great for Arsenal, but the mood and mentality of Emirates Stadium was shining towards the final whistle. As soon as Abraham tapped Chelsea’s only strike, the Gunners were under real pressure and seemed to feel shaking as the final whistle approached.
Had Giorginho changed the penalty, it would certainly have been interesting to see if Mikel Arteta’s men could be strangled. They certainly need to rectify that property.
Indifferent blues in the top four battles?
Just as Chelsea seem to be talked about as a title candidate, they seem to be suffering a shocking defeat. The same was true at Boxing Day’s Emirates Stadium.
This is also the reason why we don’t challenge the league title at the end of the season. In fact, Bruce sits outside the UEFA Champions League location due to inconsistencies. 4/6 on Betfair To be in the Top 4, the campaign ends.
Arsenal: Leno (7); Tierney (7), Mali (5), Holding (6), Bellerin (6); Xhaka (7), Elneny (6), Smith-Rowe (6) (Willock (6), 65′) Saka (8), Martinelli (7) (Pepe (6), 71′), Lacazette (7) (Mustafi (N / A), 90 + 2′).
Chelsea: Mendy (5); Chilwell (5), Zuma (4), Silva (5), James (5); Kante (6) (Havertz (5), 71′), Kovacic (4) (Georginho (5), 45) ‘), Mount (5); Pulisic (5), Abraham (6), Werner (4) (Hudson Odoy (5), 45 minutes).
Goal: Lacazette (PEN 34′), Shaka (44′), Saka (56′), Abraham (85′)
Referee: Michael oliver
yellow card: Mali (16′), Silva (73′), Tierney (83′)
Red card: Not applicable
– Soccer Sports
Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea: Three Things We Learned
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