Of course I was as delighted as any Arsenal fan when we took the Chelsea team and their new manager Antonio Conte to the cleaners on Saturday, for all sorts of reasons. It was a long overdue win over our London rivals and it was a superb performance from the lads all over the pitch.
Arsene Wenger was rightfully full of praise for the way that the Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott has been playing this season after the flying forward played another big part in our latest win, the 3-0 demolition of London rivals and bogey team Chelsea.
Martin Keown has claimed that Arsenal could win the league with Alexis Sanchez up front.
The Gunners forward has been moulded into playing in a centre-forward role this season, and this weekend went onto show us why Arsene Wenger has been installed with this newfound confidence within him up front.
A book is apparently being written by Rob Beasley on Jose Mourinho at present, and some of the Arsenal linked reports are rather outrageous.
The milestones in the Arsenal career of our long serving manager Arsene Wenger have been coming thick and fast in recent years. Hardly surprising when you see things like the fact that during his time in charge of the Gunners Wenger has come up against a staggering 232 managers and that is just in the Premier League.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is claimed to have got one over Jose Mourinho last year, which may well have been the beginning of the end for the then Chelsea boss.
The Gunners boss swayed Petr Cech to quit Stamford Bridge and move across London last 13 months ago, and while Mourinho was reluctant to sell, his hand was forced.
Arsenal have not beaten Chelsea in the league since 2011, and the job has just gotten harder on paper.
The Gunners will now have to try and overcome their rivals with referee Michael Oliver in charge, with the official having overseen eight consecutive matches with our side not winning.
Thibaut Courtois has begun to build up next weekend’s Premier League encounter with Arsenal early, and insists his side are eyeing the win.
Chelsea make the short trip North through London for next Saturday’s derby, but they do not come into the match in particularly good form.