Arsenal Beat Chelsea: Are Gunners Now ‘the real deal’?

Another statement win over Chelsea

Iniially, Arsenal defeated Tottenham. After that defeat Liverpool. And also currently, the Gunners will stay at the top of the Premier League for a couple of more days after beating Chelsea again.

Manchester City went top of the table on Saturday with a 95th-minute charge from Erin Harland against Fulham, and also Arsenal reacted with a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Mikel Arteta’s side are 2 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City after 13 games.

City are chasing after a 5th title in six seasons and also will go back to the top if they beat Brentford at the Etihad Arena following Saturday (12:30 BST).

If Arsenal defeated Wolves at Molineux in the evening kickoff (19:45) on the exact same day, they will certainly be on top for the following six weeks.

There are no Premier League matches after Nov. 13 up until Dec. 26 as a result of the World Cup, which starts Nov. 20.

Arteta said his players reached a “new degree” in the gain Chelsea, Arsenal’s 11th top-flight triumph of the season.

” It’s an extremely young team, however they play like an extremely mature group and it’s a large step up against this kind of resistance,” the Arsenal boss claimed.

The Gunners have not won a title given that 2003-04. Can they actually maintain a serious challenge after the World Cup?

Arteta minimizes title talk

For the first time given that April 2012, Arsenal have actually beaten their supposed “Large Six” opponents three times in a row in the Premier League.

They are the only group to have actually scored in every top-flight video game thus far this season, as well as no team has maintained even more objectives versus (6) than the Gunners thus far.

They are averaging 2.61 factors per game and also have actually just quit 5 points all period. If they continue at this rate, they will certainly end up with 99 factors, 6 more than last season when City won the league.

Despite his team’s excellent begin, Arteta hesitates to discuss his team’s qualification as a title competitor.

Arsenal ended up 24 points behind champs Manchester City last season, the Spaniard said. We are getting better as a team as well as the competitors is more extreme,” the Spaniard claimed.

” We are getting excellent results currently, yet it is long, long.

” Just check out what Manchester City have done in the last six years. Having the most effective manager in the world, the very best group worldwide.

” They have actually been really consistent in every competition. We have to respect that extremely, significantly.”

Arsenal have actually been amazing

Arteta is approaching his third wedding anniversary in charge of the Gunners.

He directed them to two eighth-place coatings before they ended up fifth last period, simply 2 points timid of a Champions League area.

” Arsenal are a group that has actually been in charge for 3 years,” former Fulham and also Bournemouth boss Scott Parker informed BT Sport.

Former Manchester United and England protector Rio Ferdinand thinks the Gunners’ determination with Arteta has repaid after coming under pressure at the beginning of last season after suffering three straight league defeats.

” Consider the supervisors that have had success and also they have actually been given time. Jurgen Klopp and also Pep Guardiola both obtained time,” Ferdinand informed BT Sport.

” Now Arteta coincides. There is a feeling that something is taking place at Arsenal. Is this team the actual offer? You can really feel something.

” There is an authority in the way they play. It’s good to watch. We all question this group, but they’re looking easy now.”

Defeated by a much better group

Chelsea lost for the fourth time in 13 video games in the league and now being in 7th area, five points from a Champions League area.

They have not won any one of their last four Premier League video games as well as have lost successive top-flight matches for the very first time considering that December 2020 under Lampard.

Manager Graham Potter stated his side “did not have a bit of quality” against Arsenal.

” The effort existed, we simply obtained defeated by the much better group,” said Doorperson, that took charge after Thomas Tuchel was sacked in September.

” It shows where we are as well as what we require to do much better. Mikel Arteta did a good job as well as they are in an excellent position, while we are a little different.”

Chelsea play Manchester City away in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday (20:00) prior to tackling in-form Newcastle on Saturday (17:30) and afterwards on the World Cup break.

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