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Gabriel’s goal returns Arsenal back to the summit of Premier League

 

In-depth match report as Gabriel’s second-half goal returned Arsenal back to the top of the table; the Brazilian tapped home Bukayo Saka’s corner for the winner; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was substituted in the 63rd minute ending the game with a measly total of two touches in the Gunners’ area.

 

Gabriel's goal returns Arsenal back to the summit of Premier League

Gabriel’s tapping from Bukayo Saka’s inswinging corner in the second half was enough to give the Gunners a  well-deserved statement win at Stamford Bridge.

 

It was a fierce London derby with the visiting team, Arsenal dominating throughout the entire afternoon and could have won by a larger margin.

 

For the first time against Chelsea since the 1970s, the victory returned Arsenal to the top of the standings and made it three straight league victories on the road.

 

Ben White had Gunner’s first two sighters on goal, the first of which blazed over and the second of which drifted narrowly wide. It was an energetic start for the visitors.

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The next to try his luck shot over from the area’s edge was Gabriel Martinelli. When Gabriel Jesus surged into the area and dribbled past two defenders, he was about to take a shot when Thiago Silva slid in to prevent it.

 

 

Gabriel's goal returns Arsenal back to the summit of Premier League

Arsenal was rarely troubled by Chelsea in the London derby

 

Jesus had a chance as a result of the visiting team’s greatest play of the half. However, he was unable to stretch far enough to place his head on the tip of a Martinelli cross. Although he had navigated the offside trap to reach the opening, he may have merely checked his run at the crucial juncture.

 

But it all began outside of Arsenal’s own box with some terrific, assured playing out from the back to force the opening.

 

Although the first 45 minutes were mainly encouraging, Edouard Mendy wasn’t put to the test, and the final result lacked.

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The second half got off to a pretty sloppy start, with the damp field possibly having something to do with the jumbled-up play.

 

The deadlock broken

 

After a deft short corner maneuver in which Partey headed wide, Arsenal took the lead with the subsequent flag kick.

 

Jesus gained possession of the ball from Loftus-Cheek and took the corner, aiming at Mendy at the near post.

 

Gabriel slipped in to score almost on the goal line after Saka swung in a corner that eluded everyone.

 

Gabriel's goal returns Arsenal back to the summit of Premier League

Arsenal players celebrate

 

Jesus put up again another strong performance despite the fact that he is nine matches without scoring continues.

 

After a crazy dash down the middle of the field, he gave Odegaard a fantastic opportunity. When Martinelli may have been in a better position, the captain checked onto his left foot but shot over.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko, who had been out for nine games with a calf injury, returned to the lineup, but Kieran Tierney took his spot for the final few minutes.

 


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Arsenal had the upper hand in the drizzly contest, and their work ethic was superb to secure a decisive victory in west London.

 

The Gunners kept moving forward despite the rain since they were a fair value for the lead.

 

 


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