Premier League : Arsenal beats Chelsea to give themselves hope for the title

The Gunners got the better of the Blues in the London derby at the Emirates Stadium (3-1). With this victory, Arteta’s men are now two points ahead of Manchester City.

The race for the title is still far from over. A big win in such an important game could give a boost to Mikel Arteta’s team at the end of the season. Of course, this Chelsea is sick and 12th in the Premier League, but the partition that the Gunners played already looks a little more like what they are used to do this season. As a reminder, Arsenal lost heavily on the field of Manchester City last Wednesday (4-1), after other disappointments in the previous weeks. A series of bad results that seems to have led the most prestigious title of the Kingdom to the Citizens, but hope is not lost.

And to show it, the captain Martin Odegaard and his teammates started the match well, and quickly pressed the gas pedal. The Norwegian number 8 was the first to find the net, and scored twice (18′, 31′) with two exceptional assists from Granit Xhaka. The two goals were almost identical: the Swiss crossed from the left, the Norwegian took the ball without control, with a superb shot on the bar for the first, then an unstoppable cross-shot for the second. Only three minutes later, Arsenal continued to dominate, and Gabriel Jesus added to the score (34′). After this first act, Mikel Arteta’s team had a little bit of trouble in the second one, and conceded a goal by Noni Madueke (65′). The goal, in the end, was anecdotal, the Gunners did the job and swept away Chelsea, which suffered its 5th consecutive defeat in the league.

With this victory in the closing match of the 34th day of the English championship, Arsenal regains two points ahead of Manchester City and the top of the standings, but this is only temporary. Indeed, the Sky Blues have two games in hand, and if they win them, could put four units in the Gunners’ view. The end of the championship promises to be tense and exciting. On the next day, City will host Leeds, who are playing for their survival, while Arsenal will go to Newcastle, who are playing for a place in the Champions League. Before that, Guardiola’s men catch up with West Ham at the Etihad Stadium on this Wednesday.

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