Posted on October 05, 2014 by ADMIN

Chelsea v Arsenal review – Much better but Gunners still lose

Arsene Wenger did react to the away day troubles that Arsenal had against our big rivals last season, mas he needed to. But without Aaron Ramsey or Mikel Arteta available to play due to injury, it was Santi Cazorla who dropped back alongside Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini to make our midfield more compact.

And it helped, as did the better determination showed by the whole Gunners side. But sometimes there is nothing you can do about a bit of brilliance and it was Eden Hazard’s dazzling run into the box that broke the Arsenal resistance, winning a penalty that he also converted after 27 minutes. Maybe the little Belgian left his leg a bit but you always see them given and Koscielny was perhaps lucky not to see red.

At least Arsenal resisted the temptaion to go all out for the equaliser, because getting to the break just one behind kept us in the game. We created some good opportunities as well but could not quite find the killer pass or nreak down the very strong Chelsea defence.

Somehow though, we needed to push for an equaliser while staying strong at the back, which led to more chances. Cazorla zipped a shot narrowly wide after the restart, while Szczesny produced a great point blank save to stop a Flamini own goal, before Wilshere wanted a penalty for a Fabregas handball.

With around 25 minutes to go, Chamberlain came on for Cazorla. It didn’t happen though as we could not break through their lines and had to shoot from range. And then we succumbed to the counter attack, with Fabregas finding Costa who sprung the offside trap and made it 2-0.

It was a much better showing from Arsenal, which bodes well for the rest of the season, but we still get no points and Chelsea increase their lead over us to nine points. Also, the narrow wins for Man United and Tottenham leaves Arsenal down in 7th. So all in all it has not been the best of days.

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  1. Matt ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Positives: We played much better against the parked bus of Chelsea, Wilshere looked very good, Flamini had a surprisingly good game, If that had been at the Emirates I believe we’d have won, we got no injuries also, all our players had a good game apart from a certain German.

    Negatives: Time and time again we are killed by refs In the prem, Ozil is useless, we still cannot get a result against a big team, Mourinho has not caught Ebola yet.

  2. Bpaix ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    after galata game i said to drop ozil and get thumbed down. Ozil bring 30m and leave yesterday from arsenal.

  3. ranger ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    well played arsenal
    _cahill red card
    _still final third missing
    -mert is too slow
    -flamini dm lol
    -wilshe well played
    -alexis had some good run
    -pod played well
    -chelshiitttttt is always chelshiittt
    -jon champion u r dumba****,

    1. Mesut O-thrilled ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Flamini actually played decent, bodied Cesc up when needed. honestly it was those two mistakes that killed us on defense and tactically inept up front.

    2. junweiseah ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Yes jon champion is a cnut, but wilshere well played? I thought he was woeful today.

  4. royalman ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Why is it that anytime we loose a game, the next thing from some ppl is ” wenger go” its not fair. This is football, u win some and u loose some. This is a very bad habit. We played very well in dis game. Can we blame wenger for Kosheny error for d harzard penalty? No! Can we blame wenger for purchasing Ozil for £42 m and no good performance against chelsea? No! Etc. Chelsea under MOU beats us, fine! Wenger also has some teams he always beat. Let’s take it the way it comes. Up gunners.

    1. Justsoccerfan ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      From your handle I can see you are very royal but use your brain and eye not your heart to see what is the real problem arsenal face now is WENGER. If you want to play offensive, you should put your actual no.10 in the middle with wings, if defensive than, oh we didn’t have a quality defensive player. After 18 years in the helm you are still trying out your formations. How long is that cun* manage and you can see how he managed. They win but that cun* still not happy cos he aim high not 4th. Did you see his face when Costa miss the last goal even he is off side..

    1. Gunner T ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Hey RVP,
      Ozil was very great today. I believe you now. He is better than Cesc fabregas…..hahahahaha

      1. Robin Vanpayslip ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        I’m an Arsenal fan. You seem to be a Chelsea fan. Glad the loss makes you so happy.

        PS: Ozil starts two games in the middle this season and stats from those two games – 2 assists and 1 goal. I’m guessing Ozil is fine and the issue seems to be elsewhere.

          1. Robin Vanpayslip ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

            If you don’t have an excuse then why persist? I mean honestly, you must have been here when Arshavin suffered exactly the same, and then Podolski and Cazorla.

            If you can say that Cesc would do better than Ozil in a wide position then fair enough but I don’t ever remember him being played out of position in a big game before he left for Barcelona.

            But then again you must be on of the happiest Arsenal fans around today.

            1. Gunner T ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

              If you’ve suffered a lot of moody, dull, irritable days from Arsenal defeats in the past 9 years, eventually you (I in this case) develop a way to deal with it. The pain is no more pain for me. 🙂
              Arsenal have over-killed the emotion of feeling hurt. I am just numb now…lol.
              Basically, I am dead to feeling bad about Arsenal defeats.

  5. tnarl ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Today, I have ceased being being an Arsenal fan. I’ll be back when Wenger is gone. Meanwhile I’ll be backing Man City for the title.

    1. RSH ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      kbye. Dont come back at all honestly if your not willing to go through a little struggling plastic.

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