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Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea: Gunners suffer second defeat of the season

Arsenal fell behind to Chelsea in the first half as the visitors took a two goal lead.



Arsenal vs Chelsea. (Photo via Getty images)

Arsenal have been beaten by Chelsea at the Emirates stadium after conceding two goals in the first half.

The visitors put in an early dominant performance and took the lead in the 15th minute through Romelu Lukaku. Poor defending cost Arsenal again as Chelsea wing-back Reece James was left in acres of space and hammered in Chelsea’s second goal in the 35 minute.

Arsenal did not give much trouble to Chelsea in the final third. Arsenal came closest to scoring through Saka in the second half but his shot was saved by Edouard Mendy.

Arsenal’s Pablo Mari, Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, and Arsenal’s Rob Holding (left-right) battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday August 22, 2021. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Unfortunately Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli picked up injuries in the second half and had to be taken off.

Back to back League defeats to Brentford and Chelsea leave Arsenal 19th on the table. The Gunners end a day in the relegation zone after more than one game of the season played for the first time since August 1992 and goalless.

It’s the first time in Arsenal’s history to open a League campaign with two defeats and no goals scored.

Arteta faces an uphill battle as Arsenal take on Manchester City next weekend.


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