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Twitter reacts as Arsenal comfortably beat Chelsea 2-0

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2.65K   //    20 Jan 2019, 01:37 IST

Koscielny scored his first goal of the season against Chelsea
Koscielny scored his first goal of the season against Chelsea

Arsenal were victorious in their home match against Chelsea. From the first minute, the home team looked the more dominant side. For once, Unai Emery seemed to understand how he should line his side up in the Premier League, and started with a 4-4-2 which worked from the start till the end of the match.

14 minutes into the derby, Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring. Despite Chelsea's dominance on the ball, they hardly created any chances for themselves. Eden Hazard was once again playing as a false number nine in the middle, with Pedro and Willian supporting him.

However, Arsenal's centre-backs knew exactly how to deal with the threat that Hazard posed. More chances fell to the Gunners, who doubled their lead through Laurent Koscielny. Koscielny made numerous vital blocks in his own box to help his side keep the clean sheet. It had a long time since Leno had kept a clean sheet.

The second-half passed without many notable events. Arsenal could have scored more goals to seal the result of the match, but as Chelsea dominated the ball, Arsenal had to defend. Although it was a joyous evening for the Gunners who pocketed three points and remain in contention for the top four, Hector Bellerin was stretchered off after a knee injury in the second half.

The Spaniard had just returned from injury, and he barely lasted a match before he suffered a nasty looking knee injury. Unai Emery will now have another headache as Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Stephan Lichtsteiner clearly do not possess the attacking instincts that Bellerin has.

Maurizio Sarri looked disappointed to see his side fall. In the second match of the season, Chelsea had beaten the Gunners at Stamford Bridge in an unconvincing fashion. Now, the Gunners have exacted revenge on their opponents.

Nonetheless, Arsenal fans were elated to see Mesut Ozil back in the squad even though he did not get any game time, and that the club won the London derby in great fashion, just in time for the FA Cup clash against Manchester United next weekend. Here was how the fans reacted to the game.


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