Artsenal fans knew that we had to do what the Gunners have not managed to do for a very long time if we were to have any hope of winning the Premier League title this year, and even if Arsenal could beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge it would have been unlikely.
As it is we can stop dreaming because, although Arsenal started this game well and managed to create some good chances and opportunities, not much went our way and after Alonso scored in the 13th minute, taking out Bellerin and forcing the Spaniard off in the meantime, Arsenal were always chasing the game and having to take more and more risks.
Hazard scored a great second on the counter attack in the 53rd minute and we ended up with no defensive midfielder and Giroud, Welbeck, Alexis, Ozil, Iwobi and the Ox in friont of the back four. THose lack of midfield options Arsene Wenger was left with because of Xhaka, Cazorla, Ramsey and Elneny being unavailable really hurt, as did our failure to take at least one of the good chances.
The misery was complete when Petr Cech gifted our former captain Fabregas the chance to make it three. Giroud did get on the scoresheet afterwards but it was nothing more than a consolation.
Chelsea go 12 poinbts clear and once again Arsenal are left fighhting for a place in the top four. Will Wenger accept that he will never win another title for Arsenal? Will the team be able to pick themselves up and salvage something from another disappointing season?