LONDON- A 63-minute slot from Brazilian defender Gabriel helped Arsenal to a 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and put them back at the top of the Premier League.
Gabriel made a neat dribble in the far corner, ending Bukayo Saka’s corner flying past the Chelsea defenders’ defence.
A well-deserved victory in the highly rated London derby has helped Arsenal to 2 points ahead of Manchester City with 34 points and leave the second-placed team The Blues languishing in 7th place, 13 points behind.
Mikel Arteta’s team pressed and moved the ball with speed, making Chelsea often cornered in the home field.
But despite their superiority, Arsenal fell short in front of goal, as Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli and BenWhite missed opportunities against Graham Potter’s side.
But they held the ball 56% and had 14 shots against Chelsea.
Chelsea’s best efforts in the counterattack but they only created half of the chances for Kai Havertz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea have earned just two points from their last four league matches and have lost two in a row after a 4-1 loss last week to Potter’s former side Brighton & Hove Albion.
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