London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea played a derby match in this week’s 20th fixture in the Premier League at Emirates Stadium. This match was the first for Mikel Arteta in front of Arsenal fans, but the end result ruined his moment.
Arsenal scored early in the 13th minute through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when Callum Chambers found Arsenal’s top striker after a corner kick. Before the end, Chelsea’s former defender David Luiz was almost sent off after he raised his leg and nearly missing Ngolo Kante’s head, avoiding a bigger incident. The referee saw the situation, but no whistle was blown.
Frank Lampard’s team was isolated throughout the entire game, with Tammy Abraham having no chances until the very end. Brazilian-born Italian Jorginho replaced Emerson before the 2nd half and that move by Lampard changed the outcome. Late in the 83rd minute, Mason Mount found Jorginho after a free kick in the box but the goal was given 2 minutes later after the VAR replay. This goal changed the momentum on Chealsea’s side when their top striker Tammy Abraham delivered the final blow just 3 minutes before the end. Abraham had one more chance to seal the win, but his shot went way over the crossbar.