The mano a mano between Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League continues. While the Sky Blues had temporarily taken the lead in the Championship after their difficult success against Fulhamthe Gunners became leaders again, this Sunday afternoon, by obtaining a prestigious victory on the ground of Chelsea (0-1), under a deluge.
This success seems deserved, as the Blues appeared generally unimaginative, especially on the offensive level, like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kai Havertz, both replaced in the 64th minute: the first was transparent and the second very badly exploited the good balloons he benefited from (9th, 22nd, 34th).
Gabriel Jesus still clumsy
At the same time, Arsenal, in the continuity of their excellent start to the season, dominated the debates (56% of possession, 14 shots to 5), but without managing to be really dangerous before the break. This initially sluggish attack was symbolized by the paradoxical Gabriel Jesus, who as it has been for several weeksstruggled like a handsome devil, while proving clumsy in the last gesture (non-plunging header not framed in the 29th).
In the second half, against the Blues who were still just as borrowed and nervous (5 yellow cards collected throughout the game), Mikel Arteta’s players raised their level of play and ended up finding the opening on a returning corner shot by Bukayo Saka, in force and halfway up, taken over on the line from the left by Gabriel (0-1, 63rd).
Chelsea remain on two draws and two defeats
This result therefore allows Arsenal to regain the lead in the English Championship, while Graham Potter’s team, which had been undefeated at home since last April in the Premier League, confirms its bad run. The Blues have taken two points in four games and remain in 7th place.