Bundesliga

The scene of the game: In the case of Arsenal went on this evening more than usual, when Chelsea ran together a little. An example of the goal to 2:0 for Arsenal – a Co-production of the two inside defenders. Sokratis spooned the Ball on the conceivable uneleganteste way somehow into the penalty area where Laurent Koscielny move in for flight head to the ball, the ball but instead on the right shoulder got – and so untenable in the angle. There are days …

result: defeated, thanks to a Koscielny-goal Arsenal-FC Chelsea 2:0 (2:0), and thus connection to the international courts.

first half: Before the game, there was nothing that spoke for the Gunners. Arsenal had lost two of the last three Premier League games and in a direct comparison, only one of the past 14 (!) League games against Chelsea won. But with the kickoff, it was clear that statistics are only statistics.

The hosts came early to good chances through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (4. Minute) and Laurent Koscielny (13.). For the leadership of Alexandre Lacazette (14.) with a strong graduation from an acute angle into the near corner. Chelsea was stronger, there were chances on both sides but the second goal, again scored for Arsenal – at the absurd way (39., see scene of the game). Indicative: On Koscielnys Schultertor a pattern valid in a Header from Marcos Alonso – at the post (45 followed on the other side.).

Oh Captain, my Captain: last summer, is likely to be Koscielny one of the saddest footballer on this planet. Actually, as a solid support in defence of the French national team scheduled, he missed the world Cup in Russia and, therefore, winning the title due to injury. Also at Arsenal, the captain was missing in the first half of the season felt. Only on 17. Round he came to his first Premier League use of, since the beginning of January, he is set back and has now scored his first goal in this season.

second half: The high Tempo of the first 45 minutes were both teams in the cabins. Arsenal focused after the break, to manage the result. The succeeded, because Chelsea came in the Offensive nothing.

bad luck bird of the day: Héctor Bellerín had just come through a calf injury, because he was from mid-December to mid-January failed. In his second game after the forced break, the Spaniard remained in a running duel on the lawn hanging, twisted bad knee and had to be brought after a long treatment on a Stretcher from the field (72.). This is bad news for Arsenal, with a view to the fight for the Champions League places.

It will be exciting: with the victory, the Gunners have the fifth-place Manchester United and three points behind Chelsea. Important with a view to the rest of the season: Straight games against great opponents Emery and his Team seem to be.

FC Arsenal – FC Chelsea 2:0 (2:0)
1:0 Lacazette (14.)
2: 0 Koscielny (39.)
Arsenal: Leno – Bellerín (72. Elneny), Sokratis, Koscielny, Kolasinac – Xhaka – Torreira, Guendouzi – Ramsey (67. Maitland-Niles) – Lacazette (68. Iwobi)
Chelsea: Kepa – Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Luiz, Alonso – Kanté, Jorginho, Kovacic (63. Barkley) – Pedro (80. Hudson-Odoi), Hazard, Willian (68. Giroud)
referee: Anthony Taylor
Yellow cards: / Luiz, Barkley