All positive for the Gunners, aside from Coquelin’s injury!
If Arsenal keep playing the way he have been doing in the last three games, with 11 goals and some very impressive football in the last three games, then the international break coming up will be even more unwelcome than usual. Before the Gunners join up with their respective national sides there is a Champions League game at home to Basel and then a trip to Burnley in the Premier League.
The former Gunners and France international star Thierry Henry was a lot younger than the current Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was when the two players began their careers with Arsenal. So it is unlikely that the Chilean is going to be able to get close to the Frenchman’s club record of 226 goals with 174 in the Premier League alone.
Arsenal blew the Blues away today in more ways than one, the most obvious being the totally dominant performance against the Chelsea blues of Antonio Conte, who could do nothing as his new team was ripped apart almost at will by the in form Arsenal side.
Arsene Wenger was understandably delighted after watching his Arsenal team dismantle our former bogey side Chelsea and give him first blood over their Antonio Conte, the new manager over at Stamford Bridge. As deflated as the Italian was during and after this comfortable and emphatic win for the Gunners, Wenger could hardly keep the smile off his face.
This was almost the perfect way for Arsenal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Arsene Wenger taking over as our manager. It was a brilliant perfoirmance from the players in the sort of style that has become trademark of Arsenal in the Wenger era. Three good goals and a clean sheet to boot to stick two fingers up to all the critics in the football media.
The Swiss international Granit Xhaka will have to wait a little longer for his next start in the Premier League, even though many Arsenal fans and football pundits thought his very impressive performance away to Nottingham Forest in the EFL cup this week would have convinced Arsene Wenger to start his expensive summer transfer.
Bad news has been released today in that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has suffered a setback in his progressive return from injury. The Welshman picked up a knock in Arsenal’s opening Premier League fixture against Liverpool and despite it not looking like an injury of too much concern, Ramsey has been told he is likely to miss at least another three weeks.