Arsenal produced one in all their greatest performances of the season to stun Chelsea 3-1 within the penultimate London derby of 2020.
Mikel Arteta has endured a nightmare season on the Emirates up to now, overseeing the worst Premier League begin for the Gunners in addition to their worst house document since 1959.
Nevertheless, after injecting some much-needed youth and vitality into his line-up with the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli, the Spaniard bought a deserved Christmas current.
The Gunners seemed full of life from the beginning and took the lead when Kieran Tierney was introduced down by Reece James within the field. With common penalty specialist and talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the bench, Alexandre Lacazette stepped up and despatched Edouard Mendy the fallacious manner.
Going into the break with a one-goal lead would have been passable, however Granit Xhaka doubled the lead for the hosts with a superbly executed free kick after Bukayo Saka was fouled.
Frank Lampard threw on Callum Hudson-Odoi and Jorginho in a determined try to claw again a manner into the sport, nevertheless it was Saka who successfully sealed the sport.
The winger was stuffed with promise and attacking risk all night and bought his reward when his tried right-footed cross sailed cross the despairing Mendy to clatter in off the publish.
Chelsea had the prospect to make a sport of it in north London after Tammy Abraham nudged the ball previous Bernd Leno after which Pablo Mari introduced down Mason Mount.
Nevertheless, the German shot-stopper was not swayed by Jorginho’s hopping and skipping and saved low to his left hand aspect to halt the Chelsea comeback.
After an insipid efficiency towards West Ham on Monday, Lampard should collect his troops earlier than they welcome high-flying Aston Villa to SW6 on Monday night.
The Blues had the prospect to maneuver into second and overtake Leicester City, however it’s Arsenal who climb up the desk to 14th place after their first win since November 1 towards Manchester United.
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