Arsenal vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report

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Arsenal got their top four hopes back on track with a 2-0 win over Chelsea.

Chelsea's major problem is their lack of a goalscoring forward, as neither Giroud nor Morata are in prime form. "This defeat was due to our mentality, our mental approach". We have the players.

In this week of Marcelo Bielsa and the Powerpoints to end all Powerpoints, it has becoming abundantly clear to the layman just how much work and pre-match preparation goes into every single fixture.

"This group of players are extremely hard to motivate".

The Gunners will welcome their bitter rivals to north London in the knowledge that a win would leave Unai Emery's side a mere three points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea FC.

Sarri was appointed by Chelsea in the summer after Antonio Conte had been sacked after the losing the dressing room.

"The club is working and I spoke with Sven [Mislintat], with Raul [Sanllehi] about different possibilities with players".

"I think he finally signed a contract and made a decision to stay, so there is not an issue with contracts, so believe there is something physical, ... or there is some confrontation of ideas with Unai [Emery]".

But despite his fierce public criticism of his players, Sarri insisted he has not wavered in his determination to turn the situation around. "I think the best thing that can happen is that the players and I talk very openly". After the game against Arsenal, Maurizio Sarri was furious at his players.

The win means Arsenal are fifth on 44 points, level with Manchester United and now only three behind Chelsea in fourth. We've won without him and we've lost without him.

Lacazette and Aubameyang look like they're having a great time playing together and have formed a real partnership, while the defence looked very confident, Kolasinac getting a special mention for some good attacking movement too. "Even when they were on that unbeaten run, I wasn't convinced and now they are showing their true colours", Merson told Sky Sports.

One of the biggest issues has been Emery's treatment of the club's highest paid player, Mesut Ozil.

"We have to wait until tomorrow, but first impressions are not positive", Emery added.

It's safe to say we've had rotten luck with injuries once again as Bellerin will be the third season-ending injury we've suffered this season alone with Danny Welbeck out with a broken ankle and Rob Holding recovering from an ACL knee injury.