Arsenal have continued to brilliant start to the season this afternoon, securing a fully deserved 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
There was only ever one team in the game once the London derby got underway, with the visitors looking far more dangerous in terms of creating chances. Once Gabriel gave them the lead in the second half, it was clear that the three points would be travelling back to The Emirates.
Advantage Arsenal! 🔴
Chelsea fail to deal with the corner and the ball falls to Gabriel who taps home into an empty net ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/Sm2iNeRt3x
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 6, 2022
This was a big result for Arsenal, who returned to the summit of the Premier League table as a result. While there is still a very long way to go in the campaign, hope is growing among their supporters that they can put together a strong season and perhaps challenge for the title.
Granit Xhaka warned over bad language on BT Sport
If you are attempting to see just how much things have changed for Arsenal in recent times, look no further than Granit Xhaka.
Having fallen out of favour and come close to leaving the club on a couple of occasions in the recent past, he has been in magnificent form since this season kicked off. He was excellent once again today, bossing the midfield and providing the type of steel that The Gunners have so often been lacking.
The away end chanted his name at the end of the game, quite the change when you consider that he was booed off the pitch at The Emirates by the same set of fans in the past.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, he struggled to control his language when praising the travelling support. Des Kelly didn't know where to look.
— DailyAFC (@DailyAFC) November 6, 2022
Xhaka: You can see the atmosphere. It is f*****g unbelievable. Sorry!
Kelly: Sorry about the language. That's one!
Arsenal will now head into their game against Wolves next week knowing that a victory will mean they sit top of the Premier League heading into the midseason break for the World Cup, something not many would predicted prior to the campaign.
It will be interesting to see if they will be able to maintain this level of performance in the long-term.