Arsenal v Chelsea First Half Review – Brilliant game and could go either way

Arsenal started well and were pushing Chelsea back. Our first big chance came quickly as Lacazette got a lucky free kick but Sanchez put it onto the head of one of Chelseas wall. But Chelsea came back into the game and somehow Morata was left one-on-one but incredibly put the ball well wide of the post. Two minutes later and Chelsea again got intoCech’s box but the ex-Chelsea keeper smothered it well.

It was straight down the other end and Alexis saw a shot bounce of both posts before getting cleared. This game is as exciting as we expectedand I am already feeling the buzz. It’s end to end stuff and great to watch, but who will make the breakthrough? Another Arsenal attack came to Laca in the box and he did a trademark turn and although he took his shot perfectly somehow Courtois saw it coming and flew to the ground to stop Arsenal going ahead. It could have easily been 2-1 to Arsenal half way through the first half!

Arsenal were looking great going forward with confidence and Chelsea were great in defence. Chelsea got a great break and Babayoko was fed a lovely ball in front of goal and his strike hit Cech’s hand and over the bar. The first half hour was brilliant but Wilshere went in very heavy and got a deserved booking.The chances were flying in at both ends and Sanchez is really trying hard and not looking like he wants to leave.

Alonso got a freekick right on the edge of the box but whacked it well over and a minute later Ozil shot but just past the post. This is definitely an entertaining game but both teams are holding their own with skill and class.Fabregas got booked after winning the ball off Wilshere and nobody but the ref thought it was justified. Otherwise the game has been played with no animosity or nastiness. Then Fabregas was given a golden chance but shot his great chance over the bar. Both sides have been going full out to win in the first half and if they carry on like this we are in for a feast in the second half…



  1. Tatgooner says:

    still working out how we are not 4 0 down yet

  2. Tatgooner says:

    still working out how we are not 4 0 down yet

    1. Eat Pie says:


  3. Tatgooner says:

    Babayoko lol

  4. Brett says:

    Chambers needs to man up

  5. Zimbo says:

    Oil and Niles are brilliant so far. I am enjoying this, hopefully we take all three points!!!

  6. sfgunner says:

    chambers struggling, ozil playing at the highest level, bellerin & xhaka playing at their level, need to close this out w 3 pts. really hoping Laca gets a deserved goal. would like to see him w confidence

  7. foreverinourshadows says:

    As long as Bellerin stays on, then we are in trouble, he has been awful, his header out of the penalty area fell to a Chelsea player, he can’t cross, can’t shoot, why oh why does he still get a start and the same applies to Xhaka, our two weakest links. Niles has bee great

  8. sfgunner says:


    1. sfgunner says:

      double save, motm so far imo

  9. sfgunner says:

    jack! you deserve!

    1. Break-on-through says:

      ! …a new contract buddy, now see you in another four years time.

  10. Eat Pie says:

    Hazard is omg of the dive.

    Explain this FA.ypu match fixing cheats.

  11. Eat Pie says:

    Really, cheating ref has killed the game.

    Why can’t Wenger question these dubious decisions that keep costing us points?

    Why can FA stop fkn cheating and expell the refs.

  12. Eat Pie says:

    Surely Hazard will get a ban.doe simulation.

    1. Tatgooner says:

      Your arsenal bias is actually a problem for the club

      1. Eat Pie says:

        Ag please you the problem , idiots are costing the club.

  13. Tatgooner says:

    I knew the lead would not last 10 minutes

    1. Eat Pie says:

      I don’t see any post where you said.that prior to goal, you must be looking for attention.

      1. Tatgooner says:

        If that makes you sleep better tonight then okay

        1. Eat Pie says:

          It does spud

  14. shark says:

    It was a nice 4 minutes dream. During penalty kicks, Cech looks like an old man lying in his bed.

  15. Me says:

    Arsenal are like the spouse who drives you to eventually hate the sight of them.
    Kroenke – Wenger – Sanchez – Ozil – Gazidis.
    Nothing to like about them at all…

  16. Me says:

    And no doubts of wenger still being in a job in summer.
    Arsenal – the club that rewards failure…

  17. shark says:

    The CB’s look like 3 dizzy donkeys. With a little help from the lady samurai gone shopping, the defense looks brilliant.

  18. sfgunner says:

    rhythm and momentum lost after the penalty… ref changed the match again, but shame on bellerin for that lazy play… no reason to stick that leg out…

  19. Tatgooner says:

    Arsenal will kill ya

  20. GoonAR says:

    terrible. Typical Arsenal.

  21. shark says:

    Don’t worry, it’s not us, it’s the referees. They stole the title from us :)))

    1. Eat Pie says:

      Sure did

    2. GoonAR says:

      yea an illuminati referee conspiracy theory

  22. Me says:

    Wenger Fails Again !
    The specialist in failure once again lives up to his reputation.
    FAILING against a top five club
    Arsenal are a complete and utter joke of a club.
    For the good of everyone just walk away Wenger.
    Say your goodbyes and clear off.
    You pathetic washed up old dinosaur…

    1. Tatgooner says:

      Actually a blessing in disguise we needed to finish 12th for him to get the sacking

      1. Me says:

        Last season was meant to be a blessing but he is still here.
        He is a terminal diagnosis for Arsenal…

  23. Bob2 says:

    At this rate at least we won’t qualify for the Europa league next year…..

    1. Tatgooner says:

      So what.
      What is a europa league?

  24. Tatgooner says:

    Chelsea deserve to win tbf

  25. Me says:

    January 3rd
    24 points behind Man City
    Wenger still in a job.

  26. Avenger says:

    Wenger Wenger Wenger OUT!!!!!

  27. Alatari Douglas says:

    We managed 2 salvage a point, well not a bad result knowing we were up against Chelsea. Good game 2nite…

  28. Me says:

    Sorry 23 points behind.
    And some will see this as a “victory”
    Kroenke and Wenger – Like a double tap for Arsenal.
    One taking the money out of the club and the other killing it with his tactical and managerial incompetence…

  29. waal2waal says:

    speedster hector does need to weigh in with more goals – were he to do so he’d add to his and to arsenals value. far as penalties go hazard 10 out of 10 for over reaction in the box, never was that a penalty. imo

  30. Sue says:

    I hate Chelsea nearly as much as I hate the spuds.
    We didn’t get the thrashing I was expecting, brilliant goals from Jack & Hector! Ozil you were great, we missed you on Sunday!
    Shame Hazard went down like he’d been shot. One thing I got right was about Cech & his clean sheet. Will he EVER save a penalty??????

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