The joys and sorrows of the two teams that played the London derby were mixed.
Arsenal won 3-1 against Chelsea in the 34th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Emirates Stadium in London, England at 4 am (Korean time) on the 3rd. As a result, Arsenal (78 points) surpassed Manchester City (76 points) to become first, while Chelsea remained in 12th place (39 points) without gaining any points.
Both teams needed a win. Arsenal are competing fiercely for the lead with Man City. Prior to this game, Manchester City had played one less game and were ahead of Arsenal by one point. Arsenal was in a position to watch the results of Man City after winning all the remaining games.
Chelsea are also desperate for victory. Chelsea appointed manager Graham Porter at the beginning of this season, but they have performed below expectations. In the end, interim coach Frank Lampard was brought in, but there is no sign of a rebound. Chelsea had been on a five-game losing streak in the EPL and Champions League since Lampard came.
The starting rosters of both teams aiming for victory have been revealed. Arsenal, the home team, played Trosar, Jesus, Saka, Xaka, Jorginho, Odegaard, Zinchenko, Magalyangis, Kibior, White and Ramsdale based on a 4-3-3 formation. Chelsea started with Sterling, Aubameyang, Madueke, Kovacic, Enzo, Kante, Chilwell, Silva, Popana, Azpilicueta and Kepa. 안전놀이터
The final winner was Arsenal. Arsenal scored the opening goal in the 18th minute of the first half. Xaka raised a grounder cross from the left, and Odegard finished it with a shot without delay. Arsenal scored an additional goal in the 31st minute. It was similar to the opening goal scene. From the left, Zhaka posted a low cross, and Odegard lightly pushed it in with his left foot again.
The gap widened further. He scored again in the 34th minute of the first half. After a cross from the right by White, there was a confusion situation, and Jesus scored the last shot. In the 20th minute of the second half, Madueke’s goal seemed to set the stage for Chelsea to pursue. However, the match ended in a 3-1 victory for Arsenal.