Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea

25 Sep

Arsenal secured their fourth straight Premier League win after comfortably beating Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates on Saturday.

Match Reports: Arsenal 3-0 ChelseaMatch Reports: Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea

The Gunners began the match on the front foot with Santi Cazorla stinging the palms of Thibaut Courtois with a long-range drive.

Chelsea did not heed that early warning and the hosts were soon in front when Alexis Sanchez capitalised on a poor back-pass from Gary Cahill before dinking the ball over the helpless Courtois to make it 1-0 after 11 minutes.

Just three minutes later and it was 2-0, as Alex Iwobi and Hector Bellerin combined nicely before the latter crossed for Theo Walcott, who calmly finished from close range.

The visitors rarely looked a threat going forward although Willian came close to reducing the deficit when he fired just wide of Petr Cech’s goal.

Arsenal soon made it 3-0, with Mesut Ozil volleying home a cross from Sanchez to put Arsene Wenger’s men in complete control at half-time.

In the second half, Arsenal continued to look the more threatening side, with Walcott wasting a great chance to add a fourth when he chose to cross rather than go directly for goal.

Walcott then came close again when he used his pace to get in behind the Chelsea defence but he was thwarted by the legs of Courtois.

Chelsea had a great chance late on but substitute Michy Batshuayi failed to convert when one-on-one with Cech.

Arsenal have moved up to third in the Premier League standings while Chelsea have now failed to win any of their last three top-flight matches.


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