Arsene Wenger deserves immense praise for recognising they won't win the Premier League this season and instead arranging outstanding spectacles at home. Their clashes with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United this season have all been totally crazy. If you can't be competitive, be entertaining.
Despite conceding two goals, Thibaut Courtois had an absolutely terrific game. The Chelsea shot-stopper was world class and kept Arsenal at bay with several outstanding saves in the first half. Jamie Carragher claimed during the game that the two best goalkeepers in the world are in the Premier League right now and on this evidence, he wasn't wrong.
After the game, Courtois spotted a fan who requested his jersey via a sign. Courtois granted the fan's wish and made his night.
The gift cost Courtois nothing but it is a lovely gesture from the Belgian keeper. Courtois recently spent New Year’s visiting an eight-year-old fan fighting leukemia in further proof of his kind nature.
Today I visited my little friend Jorgo at the hospital in Leuven. He is 8 years old and incredible strong in his fight against leukemia!
Next week he undergoes a last bone marrow transplant. I am happy to see him this strong and positive!
Stay strong my little friend!💪🏼🤗 pic.twitter.com/Kr90OkXfZt
— Thibaut Courtois (@thibautcourtois) December 31, 2017
Meanwhile, his performance on the field earned deserved plaudits:
De Gea calls himself Courtois at practice.
— Gɪᴠᴇɴ Mᴏɴᴛɢᴏᴍᴇʀʏ (@itsBigSexy_) January 3, 2018
I’ve questioned Courtois’ all-round game this season, but tonight he’s been incredible. Has kept Chelsea in it at vital moments #cfc
— Garry Hayes (@garryhayes) January 3, 2018
On and off the field, Courtois has proved to be a valuable asset for Chelsea.