Mikel Arteta’s first home game as our head coach ended in disappointment as a late goal condemned us to a harsh defeat to Chelsea.

While some of us might have been dealing with some post-Christmas lethargy after days of food and drink, there was no evidence of it on the pitch as we tore into the visitors during a blistering opening 25-minute spell.

Arteta will have been delighted to have seen how we controlled the game, pressing as a unit and forcing the visitors into mistakes – and when we had the ball, we passed with poise, precision and no little threat.

With Mesut Ozil leading the charge, we looked a team transformed and we finally had our reward for our early dominance when Calum Chambers glanced on a corner and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang flung himself at the ball to head in the opener.

The Emirates was rocking, responding to the work-rate and aggression we were displaying, and one sweeping move forward had the crowd off their feet again

Frank Lampard was so concerned by how things were going that he made a change just past the half-hour mark and switched to four at the back, and the visitors gradually grew into the game, but we held firm.

After the interval, the visitors continued to come forward but we were solid, compact and disciplined in the face of their constant attacking pressure.

David Luiz was forced to make an outstanding sliding block to deny Tammy Abraham, while Bernd Leno was soon called on to hold a header by the Chelsea forward.

The tension inside the ground continued to rise as we entered the final 10 minutes, with Joe Willock coming so close to doubling our advantage with a swivel and shot on the edge of the area.

But finally the pressure told when Chelsea whipped in a free kick from the left, Leno came for the ball but couldn’t get it and Jorginho poked in from close range.

Moments later, there was another hammerblow as the visitors broke at pace and Willian found Abraham in the area, and he slotted home from close range.

It was a tough pill to swallow after such an encouraging first-half display – and a disappointing end to a trying 2019.

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    0:54 🔥💛

  2. Shride Clan Reply

    Arteta needs to sign a new defence replacing David Luis and sokratis maybe like if u agree

  3. heheheh heheheh Reply

    Rumor says that Leno is still trying to catch that ball

  4. Poor Leno he was such an influence everytime between post. But why when the team was playing well.

  5. It does not matter what players we sign or what coach is at the helmet, arsenal has no balls, no gile and no spirit. Conceding 2 goals in the final ten minutes 5 minutes apart is crazy.

  6. Buy a Centre Back a defesnive midfieler and we're good tbh i don't think we'll go to champions league but build for next season.

  7. We need more GoalScorers we rely on Auba and laca too much.
    All the other top teams have midfielders that can get the extra goals to give them that edge.

  8. What a stunning header from Auba though! Even his first ever in an Arsenal shirt!


    So you are hiding all the shots on target Chelsea had.

  10. The Fourth Chairman Reply

    drogba scored many times against arsenal
    he could come out of retirement and still score against this arsenal defense

  11. kendell vincent Reply

    2nd game and arsenal is looking good.very unfortunate that we lost.but this is looking as a good move by gettung arteta. Lets support our team and not mentally abuse our player.lets be the 12 man and lift the team in victory and in lost.

  12. Ndayishimye Yves Emmanuel Reply

    Hello Arsenal board plze bring New team cse what WE have in their can't afford to taking us on top their tired team throw them so Mikel arteta Can rebuild New team plze think about that exemple auba nothing Can Do David Luiz also nothing Pepe don't sacrifice i mean you check all players one by one get those who Can others throw them thankx

  13. New Castle above Arsenal and Burnley level on points excellent. Go get more Xhaka's and Mustafi's

  14. Genaro Alvarado Reply

    By saying stop cheating I mean stop poisoning the drinks and food … Buuuuuuuuuu wining like that sucks …!

  15. tim brennan Reply

    You can see Stan and josh blowing each other in the stands

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