Well that 3-0 defeat was not what the Arsenal fans were hoping to see from the Gunners who should have been sharper and stronger after playing three pre-season games already while it was the first run-out for our opponents Chelsea. I know that these matches are much more about gaining fitness and form than the result but even so it was quite a painful watch.
Right from the start Antonio Conte’s side looked in charge and more dangerous and Arsenal set the tone of the game with some sloppy passing, mistakes at the back and a generally slow aspect to our play. There was some decent stuff from the likes of Ozil, Iwobi and Ramsey and Mertesacker looked in control but Chelsea were the team making all the running and were two up at the break thanks to a quickfire double from Willian and Batshuayi with big helping hands from our sloppiness.
They could well have been three up but a tight offside decision denied them an earlier lead. Lots of changes at the break did little to change the way the game went and it was Chelsea who added a third with a fine finish from Batshuayi.
Arsenal had a few chances and did hit the post through young Donyell Malen but we could not score and were well beaten. Work to do Arsene!