Arsenal 2—0 Chelsea Highlights
A 2—0 win over Chelsea renewed Arsenal’s shot at the Premier League’s top four slot Sunday night. Keep reading for all the details if you missed the Arsenal vs Chelsea showing in the Sport Legends Arena!
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal Goals: A Lacazette (14′) | L Koscielny (39′)
Arsenal vs Chelsea Breakdown
Before kick-off, Unai Emery (Arsenal’s manager) conceded that this was a must-win game if Arsenal wanted to secure a top-four finish this season. The team responded with a decisive display against Chelsea, their London rivals.
The two goals, from Alexandre Lacazette (14′) and Laurent Koscielny (39′), handed Arsenal a victory which reduced the gap to fourth-placed Chelsea. During the match, the Gunners lost Hector Bellerin to a nasty looking injury in the second half.
The crushing defeat leaves Chelsea looking over its shoulder at Arsenal and Manchester United only three points away from fourth position.
Chelsea only got one shot on target during the game! 😮
Arsenal started strong with Lacazette taking the lead in the 14th minute with some very sharp footwork in the penalty area.
Six minutes from halftime, Koscielny netted a beautiful shoulder goal from Papastathopoulos’ cross, his first in 351 days!
After the break, Chelsea continued to create chances but Leno remained untested as the game entered the final 30 minutes. Sarri turned to Barkley and striker Giroud in search of a lifeline but their problems continued.
The only down side of the evening was Bellerin’s nasty injury. Recently coming back from a calf injury, Arsenal’s Spanish full-back was carried off the field on a stretcher after going down holding his knee.
Elneny replaced Bellerin as Arsenal’s final change. Chelsea continued pushing forward hoping and praying for the spectacular comeback that never came.
Man of the match: Laurent Koscielny
“Today, every circumstance came with us. The mentality was good. And we want to have the same mentality today at home and away – which we haven’t yet.” — Unai Emery
Coming back from a seven month lay-off following an Achilles injury, Kosicelny was still searching for his best out on the field.
He quickly dispelled all doubts with an amazing display against Chelsea and his first goal since last February.
Kosicelny seemed to always be in the right place at the right time. His positional play was simply excellent.
Grabbing the crucial goal at 39 minutes made Kosicelny the first Arsenal defender to score 20 Premier League goals!