Honest Arsenal fans would have written-off their side’s chances of leaving Stamford Bridge with 3 points before the start of the season. The less optimistic fans would have been delighted and relieved to get a draw there and the more pessimistic Gooners would hardly flinch at the notion of zero points out of six against the Champions, provided results elsewhere were respectable. It’s completely feasible for a team to lose twice to Chelsea and still go on to win the league, but when newly-promoted teams beat you in your own back yard, questions need to be asked.
True, Arsenal are missing some key first-teamers like Walcott, Vermaelen, Van Persie and World Cup winning skipper Cesc Fabregas but, with Chelsea missing the services of Frank Lampard in midfield, Arsenal trio Wilshere, Diaby and Song would have hoped to benefit. Instead, the inexperienced but hugely talented Ramires shone in the middle for the Blues and Essien was his usual dominant self. Read More »