Chelsea score two late goals to beat Arsenal 2-1

Arsenal FC v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge of Arsenal at the Emirates ended with a devastating 2-1 loss against Chelsea.

Early on, the Gunners looked so much better than they had in recent months and took a deserved lead after just 13 minutes.

Calum Chambers won the first header from a Mesut Ozil corner and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the wrong side of Emerson to head home.

It was a first-half in which Arsenal dominated.

Their energy levels were unrecognisable than what we saw under Unai Emery earlier in the season. They harrassed Chelsea, who could barely string two passes together.

In truth, Frank Lampard's side could probably consider themselves fortunate to only be 1-0 down at half-time. Lampard switched from his three at the back to a back four midway through the half with Emerson - who was having a tough match - being replaced by Jorginho.

The west London side were surely going to improve after the break.


In the second half, they were continuously knocking on Arsenal's door without really troubling Bernd Leno.

That was until the German goalkeeper completely misjudged an inswinging free-kick, allowing Jorgnho the easy task to tap it into the empty net.

And the match was turned on its head when a breakaway saw Willian find Tammy Abraham in the box and he finished through the legs of Leno.

It was an undeserved but incredible comeback victory for the Blues.

Meanwhile, Arteta will take plenty of positives from their performance but, ultimately, will be devastated with the way they somehow threw away their 1-0 lead.

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