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Arsene Wenger yet again fails to beat Mourinho, as Arsenal fall short at Chelsea.

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Going into the game the Gunners would have been feeling somewhat confident due to Chelsea’s poor form in the Premier League, however they come away disappointed after a 2-0 defeat and two red cards.

Of course the player at the centre of the controversy was Chelsea’s Diego Costa. Arsenal defender Gabriel was dismissed after kicking out at Costa after the Spain international clashed with Laurent Koscienly.

Santi Cazorla was the next man to see red after two bookable offences, as he paid an early visit to the showers with just under 10 minutes remaining, but some would say this was harsh on the Spaniard.

Chelsea most certainly capitalised on Arsenal’s lack of discipline: Kurt Zouma headed home a Cesc Fabregas corner in the 53rd minute, followed by a 90th minute Eden Hazard goal, after his shot was deflected beyond Cech to secure all three points for the Blues.

This massive victory leaves Chelsea just three points behind Arsenal and could be the turning point of their season, and see them make a push for the title, especially after Manchester City were defeated by West Ham at the Etihad a couple of hours later. Chelsea looked comfortable and in control at the back, particularly Zouma, who not only grabbed a goal, but made a phenomenal tackle on Theo Walcott to stop the Englishman breaking away.

As for Arsenal, the silliness of Gabriel cost them dearly. Yes Costa should have been sent off too, but you simply cannot start kicking out at players, giving the referee no choice but to send you off. Wenger is now under immense pressure after failing to beat Jose Mourinho in the Premier League once again, and this goes to show how the Community Shield victory meant absolutely nothing in terms of the quality of the two sides and the quality of the management from both managers.

Whilst Cesc Fabregas flourished for Chelsea, Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez struggled to make an impact on the game despite Chelsea having such a poor defensive record this season, which may cause some concerns for Arsenal fans as they have only scored five goals in the Premier League this season, two of them being own goals. The Arsenal manager will be hoping to turn things around on Wednesday as Arsenal travel to White Hart Lane in the Capital One Cup, in what will be a perfect opportunity for Arsenal to get back to winning ways and pay back their fans for two very poor performances this week.

The one question to ask is, where does this leave Arsenal in regards to winning the title? City seem to be out of sight and if Chelsea are getting back to their best it is looking very unlikely that Arsenal will put up much of a challenge. Certainly on the basis of what we have seen this week, Arsenal look like they will fall short, again.

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